In the past few
weeks, Cybertip.ca has seen a rise in reports from youth involving
sextortion. These cases have involved offenders (posing as
teenagers) secretly recording teenagers exposing themselves online and then
threatening to share the sexual content if they don’t pay money (often hundreds
of dollars) to the individual.
In response to this emerging issue of concern, the Canadian Centre for
Child Protection has issued a Cybertip.ca Alert for parents as well as a tip
sheet on how parents can talk to youth about online extortion:
· Alert: https://protectchildren.ca/app/en/media_release_201409_sextortionists_teens
· Tip Sheet for
encourage all parents to sign-up for Cybertip.ca Alerts to receive information
on concerning technology trends as they emerge. Click here to sign-up: https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/signup.