FBI Launches ‘Stop Sextortion’ Campaign

As the new school year begins, the FBI is seeking to inform students about sextortion so they know how to avoid risky situations online and to ask for help if they are being victimized.

Unfortunately, the FBI is seeing an alarming increase in cases that involve adults coercing children into producing sexual images and videos online, a crime called sextortion. These predators have developed tactics that allow them to exploit children through smartphones, computers, and game consoles within their own homes.

The campaign provides information, posters and other resources to students, parents, and educators to help raise awareness of this crime, learn how to recognize and report dangerous activities, and how to prevent exploitation of our young people.

Resources available here: FBI Sextortion Awareness Campaign