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Quick Insights – Sextortion

November 13, 2023

The ways offenders abuse and harm children online is constantly changing. Those working to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation have reported a significant increase in ‘Sextortion’. This is where offenders manipulate children into producing sexualised content and then use it as a form of blackmail to extort more abuse content or money.

As we navigate the response to child sexual exploitation, understanding the different ways offenders harm children is vital. Sexual extortion is now the number one issue for online child sex crime fighters.  

This downloadable resource has been constructed using research and findings from the Australian Federal Police, the eSafety Commissioner, and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.

Download your copy of this resource here

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