National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, is warning parents to be aware of close relatives who seek to exploit their children under the guise of providing genuine assistance.

He says in a number of cases, family members are the perpetrators of human trafficking.

The National Security Minister says the practice is prominent in some rural and poor communities.

Dr Chang says some parents also engage in practices that are considered human trafficking.

Dr Horace Chang, National Security Minister, speaking at the media launch of the Human Trafficking E-Learning tool.

The E-Learning tool is an innovative device developed to bring awareness to human trafficking.

It provides first responders with information about the indicators of human trafficking.