Incorporating Sextortion into School Emergency Operations Planning   [open pdf - 980KB]

From the Document: "Advances in technology such as the growth of the Internet, increased use of mobile devices, and the popularization of mobile applications, have given rise to new types of Internet-based crimes, including child pornography, identity theft, illegal access to data, and libel. As the largest group of Internet users and the segment of the population most likely to use social media (Perrin, 2015), youth are among the vulnerable populations at risk of being victimized by cyber-related crimes. Sextortion, which has been used to define crimes that occur 'when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don't provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money,' (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2015) is just one of these emerging crimes. [...] The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have worked in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to investigate how sextortion impacts youth and to promote awareness about this emerging issue."

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