March 5th to 11th, is the 20th annual Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week in British Columbia. Activities include a fuchsia ribbon campaign and community-based events held throughout the province.
Sexual exploitation of children and youth under the age of 18 years is any type of sexual activity with children and youth in exchange for money, drugs, food, shelter or any other considerations. This is the case whether or not children or youth consider themselves to be consenting.
Sexual exploitation of children and youth is never considered prostitution or consensual.
For further information see: BC Government Community Crime Prevention