Virtual Traps: 5 Facts about Online Sexual Abuse & Exploitation of Children [Video]

Child Protection Hub
Date published: 
18 Nov 2015

This animated video draws attention to 5 facts concerning children and teens and the proliferation of the online sex industry, which results in the widespread sexual exploitation of youth. Those are the following: 1) Online Sex-related extortion, or “sextortion”, is on the rise; 2) The intersection between a child’s real identity and their created, online identity can lead to experiences of abuse and exploitation; 3) Teenagers identifying as homosexual or unclear about their sexual orientation  are more at risk of online sexual exploitation; 4) The live streaming of child abuse and rape for payment is of concern and 5) Younger kids are increasingly vulnerable to online sexual content exploitation. 

Read more about these facts in the document attached.

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