Safer Internet Day is on February 9
With more youth spending time online during the pandemic, there has been an 88% increase in reports to Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, including a form a victimization called sextortion.
For Safer Internet Day (February 9, 2021), the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P), which operates Cybertip.ca, has launched a series of videos for youth. These short clips — available at cybertip.ca/sextortion— address what sextortion is, how it can happen, and how youth can get help.
The website also offers educators with prevention information and lessons regarding how sextortion can happen, talking points to have with youth about the issue, and how to help a youth who’s been sextorted.