The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children refers to sexual activity with a child or teenager in exchange for anything including money, shelter, basic needs, love, protection or debt relief. Children and teens can be forced or manipulated into being sexually exploited. Unfortunately, Oakland is a hub for predators, pimps and exploiters who often seek out female students between the ages of 12-14 years old. Together, we can help Oakland children and teens by educating students, parents, teachers, staff and community members on the risk factors, red flags and what to do if they know or suspect a child or teen is being sexually exploited. Often, a child or teen does not realize they are being exploited. A child or teen being sold for sex is a form of grave sexual, physical and mental abuse perpetrated by both the exploiter and the buyer. There is no such thing as child or teen prostitution.
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OUSD NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA, 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.