Safety is paramount, and we rarely speak about it because we take it for granted. When you plan out our choices, you can obtain a level of safety. Writing down your pro's and cons is a good way of achieving this goal.
If you plan on modeling, please keep in mind that your parents should always be at the helm of your modeling career. If ever approached by someone claiming to be a model scout, please be sure you never leave with them. Don't assume you are safe if you have a friend(s) tagging along. No matter what the scout tells you or offers you be sure to maintain a level of distance in a well-lit area.
Talk with your parents and be sure to verify the validity of their business. There are many con artists out there that are looking to traffic every young girl or boy they encounter by enticing them into believing they will be a supermodel.
If you meet a con artist, be vigilant by telling all of your friends both boys and girls, and your family. When you make an appointment to do modeling, please be sure to take your parents and friends and tell someone where you will be with all the information.
An important tidbit is that not all "Model Calls" are vetted, and you should never complete an application online or anywhere else without the supervision of a parent. If you are of age, do your homework by calling the place and ask for reputable references Call on all the references and don't procrastinate or dismiss it. Research them and ask those references for their references.
Just because they have a storefront does not mean they are legit. Because human trafficking is one of the largest money making scandals they can afford to set up shop as a ruse.
During the application process don't willingly give out personal information. The questions should not ask anything other than your name, age, height and size. Don't feel pressured to answer any question you do not feel comfortable answering. Never give your social security number, a copy of your driver's license. Don't give out your full address as this is private and obtrusive. Again, your parents should be completing these forms, and the phone number should be your parents.
Human Trafficking is real and should never be view lightly.
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