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Email: [email protected] Canadian Centre for Child Protection says it has seen a 40 per cent spike in teenage "sextortion" in the past six months.Nearly half of the victims are teenage boys, and the statistics are so significant that it has prompted the Winnipeg-based agency to issue a warning to parents across the country.
"We don't want to see any more kids subjected to this." Predators are meeting their victims in online game chat rooms and social media sites like Facebook, Arnason said. The teen is then invited to engage in a private chat over Skype."So what they'll do is, they'll threaten that they've now got this sexual content [and] that they're going to post it online." Arnason said the child advocacy group receives a tip a week from a teen victim.She calls that "a big deal" because most will never come forward to report what's happening to them."We are imploring parents to get in there and have these good discussions with their kids," said Arnason.Eventually they're coerced into taking off their clothes or performing a sex act on a webcam.The victim thinks they are talking to someone their own age, but they're not.
The video is then used to extort money or additional sexual content from the teen.
"What we're seeing for the most part is that they're in fact going after money," said Arnason.
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