Tag: sextortion

Families Should Guard Against ‘Sextortion’ Schemes Targeting Boys: San Diego FBI

SAN DIEGO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in San Diego warned parents and caregivers on April 28 about an increase in “sextortion” incidents involving children, especially teenage boys. According to the FBI, the agency has received more reports of adults posing as young girls coercing boys through social media to produce sexual images and videos, and…


‘Sextortion’ Targeting Children on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, National Tipline Says

A child protection organization warned that “sextortion” targeting children is on the rise as they spend more time online during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Simply put, sextortion is blackmail,” said Cybertip, a Canadian national tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children, in a news release on Tuesday. “It’s when someone online threatens to send a sexual image or…