U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention

Event Dates
Eastern
Location
Online
Safer Internet Day, February 7, 2023

Self-Generated Content (sexting) sharing has become ever increasingly normative behavior for youth. This behavior can lead to Sextortion scams where offenders obtain explicit content and then pressure the victim to send money or send additional explicit content.

Financial sextortion has become a significant danger for our youth, especially boys, and is often perpetrated by organized crime groups in Nigeria or the Ivory Coast. These threats can cause shame, fear and confusion and have led some victims to suicidal behaviors.

This webinar will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define self-generated content and forms of sextortion
  • Explain sextortion tactics and their impact on victims
  • Identify self-generated content and sextortion prevention messaging

Date Created: January 20, 2023