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Online Extortion

A Guide for Parents

With incidents of extortion significantly on the increase, it's important that parents know the signs and how to help and support their children. Although anybody can be targeted, the surge appears to be directed at boys aged 14+ and the motivation is usually financial. In the past, offenders would often threaten to share the victims intimate images with friends and family, but that very rarely happened. However, the police are now starting to see this happen more frequently, including threats made against victims. 

You can find a web page to support from Internet Matters HERE.

Mr S Auckland, Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead