The TIPS Project intends to effectively launch a coordinated global campaign a theme we called it the "Awareness of Modern-Day Slavery" campaign.
We then thought how to implement it and have it be synergistic with all the other Phases of the TIPS Project. Plus, while bringing awareness, also be a crime fighting tool that works with the situation crime prevention model.
It called for strategic placement of "multimedia kiosks" at airports, (train stations, and bus terminals or any similar transportation hubs as needed by those countries whose airport system is not yet developed), throughout the world, starting with nations that are willing to particpate.
These "informational multimedia kiosk" would and should be placed at or near the best location for security personnel to “see” or “spot” “suspicious” “persons” and "potential victims" of Modern-Day Slavery.
In the light of situation crime prevention “informational multimedia kiosk" which will be part of the overall awareness/security campaign, also increase the likelihood of detection of traffickers who view these kiosks as "eyes" watching them.
Situation Crime Prevention has three basic components. The Place is what can be controlled if you have control. Unlike any other places traffickers use, transportation hubs, whether an airport, train station, bus terminal, or ship yard are all either regulated or secured outside of their control. (In most cases.) Which is where they are most vulnerable.
One of the leading advocates of this crime prevention method is Professor John Eck, University of Cincinnati. His work in the field provides great insight. He wrote," Opportunity blocking at places may have a greater direct effect on offenders than other crime prevention strategies. This is because place-focused tactics might influence offenders when they are deciding to commit a specific crime. Most offender based strategies try to sway offenders weeks, months, or years before they confront a tempting criminal opportunity. If offenders pay closer attention to the situation immediately before them than to the uncertain long term risks of their behavior, then it is quite possible that prevention at places may have a greater impact on offending than increases in penalties or less tangible increases in risks (e.g., decreases in police response time, increased police presence, or greater numbers of arrests and convictions). Because hotspots of crime are themselves clustered, if crime at these few places can be substantially reduced, communities can be made safer."
Please view this question, "Why would this Theory work with the T.I.P.S. Project? In the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Global awareness and instant name recognition can and I believe will come with the United Nations BLUE HEART (http://www.unodc.org/blueheart/?ref=menuside) combined with multimedia campaign entitled “Awareness of Modern-Day Slavery” will be easier to implement with any country’s airport/transportation security.
Request space for the campaign at all international airports.
Position the kiosk space at/near the best location to “see” or “spot” “suspicious” “persons” to funnel them through an “informational kiosk" which will be part of the overall awareness campaign.New Airports are scheduled to be build in countries that are Tier 2 and Tier 3 on the US State Department list of countries to be watched.
This could be part of the "new requirements for security and compliance" of funding from the US Government.
The new Terminals to be built could very easily be the "test" for this program.
Also transportation hubs could be informed of this "Awareness of Modern-Day Slavery" campaign and be inspired to "volunteer" to start the program!
Almaty International Airport Kazakhstan Tier 2
Bangaluru International Airport India Tier 2
Beijing Daxing International Airport China (PRC) 2WL
An airport kiosk which could be a standalone desk or an interactive computer terminal that provides information about human trafficking. In airports, individuals who purchased tickets go through a specific airline's computerized kiosks. Several airlines could rely on these kiosks to sort out at congestion times the "suspected or suspicious" and prevent any "confrontation" at check-in counters that would disrupt the flow of law abiding passengers. An airport kiosk may also be a booth where people can have a photo with the "Blue Ribbon Warrior", a fictitious "super hero" type that is part of the campaign. (SEE ABOVE TIME LINE: Global Contest to name and/ or design the super hero that can stop human trafficking for school age kids- to "kick off" the campaign in the Month of January-Human Trafficking Month 2014!)
Styles of Kiosks
The above websites are indicative of the vast array of styles to choose from
From Elaborate to simple, the kiosk can have a different impact based on size.
YouTube Examples of Powerful Videos for Kiosk
Examples Videos on YouTube
Home Land Security Video PSAs from Youtube
It is all about awareness and creating the climate of hope for victims!
An additional way to bring "Awareness of Modern-Day Slavery" to the airports is on the Airlines!
The leader of this "technology" is RMG out of San Francisco.
View digital magazine RMG-Airline Media Kit 2013 for all the details on airlines and justification for using Airport Kiosks run Videos on Human Trafficking and Screen for Potential Victims.
Computerized, self-service kiosks are found near the check-in counters for "color coded" tickets. At these terminals, additional security could be "positioned" to have additional "eyes" on those coming form "color coded countries", with Color Coded Charts to identify origin-destination countries, as an obvious sign to "all" looking at it.
Many kiosks allow customers to print boarding passes. If a country "origin" and / or "destination" fit the profile, they will be asked to attend an additional terminal to have boarding pass verified.
At each step the purpose is to apply and baggage check receipts. An airport kiosk might feature a mouse and keyboard setup similar to a desktop computer, or utilize an interactive touchscreen so that customers can make their choices by pressing selections on the screen.
The Blue Ribbon Campaign kiosk would be offering information in a number of different languages
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