KM Middle School Girls Combat Sex Trafficking With New App

(ABC 6 News) -- A group of girls from Kasson-Mantorville schools is moving on in a big tech competition, and they're using the national stage to bring awareness to sex trafficking.
The KM TechnovationMN team is heading to semifinals of the World Pitch Competition for it's second year in a row, after a successful showing at Appapalooza in Minneapolis over the weekend.
But it’s not all fun and games. The girls say they wanted to create an app to help their classmates protect themselves from sex trafficking. It’s something they say they doesn't get enough attention in school.
"In sex ed, we're not really taught about this in school," said Emma Brookman, a member of the team.
The app helps users identify potential red flags in a relationship by asking a series of questions, like if a boyfriend is significantly older.
"Our school is really big on Snapchat,” said Taryn Orser, a member of the team. “If you have our app, then our app quizzes you and asks you questions, so then, you know, if you're Snapchatting this guy and he's saying the questions that are on our app, then you're probably not in a good position."

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