Research + News | Topic: Sextortion
Nov 10, 2022
Increasing Number Of San Diego Teens Falling Victim To ‘Sextortion’ Scams
Kids and teens are being targeted by a dangerous scam online called sextortion, a crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute private and sensitive material if one does not provide them with money. Read the article here.
Sep 29, 2022
Sexual Predators Are Grooming Young Teens On Wattpad, A Storytelling App Beloved By Gen Z
Apr 5, 2022
FBI Pittsburgh Warns About Recent Surge In Sexual Extortion Cases Targeting Teen Boys
Investigators say that predators are seeking out teenage boys online and posing as girls their age. Read the article here.
Jul 26, 2021
‘Anorexia Coach’: Sexual Predators Online Are Targeting Teens Wanting To Lose Weight. Platforms Are Looking The Other Way
There’s no shortage of people online looking to exploit and manipulate the vulnerable among us. One such group is anorexia coaches, or “anacoaches”. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2021
Parents’ Fears Over Sexting And Abuse Among Teenagers
A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers’ lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2018
Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets
Sextortion is threatening to share sexually explicit photos without consent if a person doesn’t agree to certain demands, such as sexual favors or money. Read the article here.