Want to help survivors of child sex trafficking? Stop using these terms

(CNN)When it comes to modern slavery, nearly everyone agrees it’s important to treat those exploited or preyed on, with care and respect.

In recent years, that’s meant a shift in how those in the media, law enforcement and advocacy fields refer to people impacted by slavery — referring to them as survivors, instead of victims or slaves. The reason being that the term more adequately reflects the temporal nature of the crime and the feeling that those exploited should not be labeled or boxed-in by their horrific experience.

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