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posted Sep 8, 2014, 9:25 AM by Kelda Logan
While this may not apply to our age group, I have been asked to share the following notice with the community.

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 Parents: https://protectchildren.ca/pdfs/C3P_SafetySheet_OnlineExtortion_en.pdf

We also 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.

Sherri Mohoruk
Superintendent, Integrated Services & Safe Schools
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