POLICE ACROSS EUROPE ISSUE WARNING ABUT THE ONLINE COERCION AND EXTORTION OF CHILDREN (News Item)

19/06/2017

 

Often referred to as 'sextortion' or 'webcam blackmailing', the online coercion and extortion of children - a form of digitial blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.


 
How the crime works
In a report released today by Europol, it is revealed that victims as young as 7 years old are being targeted online.

 

To view the full press release please click here.