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Sextortion

Sextortion
October 25, 2018

Sextortion Survey Insights: The Latest from Survivors

In October 2017, Thorn launched a second wave of our sextortion survey to more closely examine the experiences of minors. A previous Thorn survey, found sextortion experiences to be diverse, but stem primarily from an aggrieved romantic partner or online…
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Sextortion
October 31, 2017

How To Know If You’re A Target Of Sextortion – And What You Can Do About It

The following post is written by Stacy Jeleniewski, PhD, Senior Research Specialist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law…
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Sextortion
October 4, 2017

I am a victim of revenge pornography, and this is my story.

The following post is written by Chrissy Chambers. She became the first person to seek damages and the criminal prosecution in England of a former partner for posting revenge pornography on the internet. Chrissy continues to share her story, advocate…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Standing Up To Sextortion: What You Can Do

Sextortion scares me. When we launched our sextortion research survey last year, the number of responses from individuals who have experienced sextortion was shocking. Learning what victims went through was heartbreaking. I believe the internet is used by mostly good…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Teens and Sextortion: What Online Safety Teams Want You to Know

Safety teams at social media companies are working hard to ensure that you know the options when it comes to your online experience. Not only can they point you to tools to help you report abusive content, they can also…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Sextortion: I Want People to Remember My Story

The following post is written by Ashley Reynolds. She has spoken about her story in several states and was invited by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help spread the word about sextortion.…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

How to Stay Safe on Kik

Safety Teams at your favorite platforms work hard to ensure that you and your content are protected. The following post was written by the safety team at Kik to provide you with their top tips on staying safe online. At…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Social Media + Sextortion: What Kids and Parents Need to Know

Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights’ attorney in Brooklyn who represents targets of stalking, sexual assault, and blackmail – online and off. She contributed to the 2016 Brookings Institution report on sextortion and the Interstate Sextortion Prevention Act introduced to…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

Teens play an active role in their own online safety, new Microsoft research shows

The following post was written by Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft. It’s fundamental that each of us plays a critical role in our own online safety, and young people and teens are no exception. Adults could take…
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Sextortion
October 3, 2017

How to Support a Friend Experiencing Sextortion

The following post is written by the team at That's Not Cool, an initiative from Futures Without Violence dedicated to preventing teen dating violence and digital dating abuse, and working to build healthy teen relationships online. It’s never easy when…
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