Keeping Your Child Safe From Online Predators

Sextortion - You are not alone. You can ask for help.
Sextortion - You are not alone. You can ask for help.

The following is some information on what parents can do to keep their children safe from online predators.  

 

Vigilant Parent Initiative | Silicon Valley ICAC (svicac.org)

 

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Sextortion

Sextortion is a form of child sexual exploitation where children are threatened or blackmailed, most often with the possibility of sharing with the public a nude or sexual images of them, by a person who demands additional sexual content, sexual activity or money from the child. This crime may happen when a child has shared an image with someone they thought they knew or trusted, but in many cases they are targeted by an individual they met online who obtained a sexual image from the child through deceit, coercion, or some other method. In many cases, the blackmailers may have stolen or taken images of another person and they are communicating through a fake account. The blackmailer may have sent images as well.

 

The National Center for Missed & Exploited Children has valuable information on their website on this topic and how to protect your children.  Please use the following link to access this information.  Sextortion (missingkids.org)