The threat of teen sextortion has risen exponentially in the past year. In 2022, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received 10,000 tips about the online exploitation of minors; now, in 2023, they’ve already received well over 12,500 reports.
We as educators, administrators, parents and guardians have a responsibility to protect our youth from this growing epidemic. While the numbers may seem daunting, there are steps you can take today to stay informed on this issue and work toward its prevention.
On December 5th, Digital4Good will be teaming up with experts from Snapchat to host an essential workshop on the prevention of teen sextortion. Whether you’re a teacher, counselor, school administrator, or parent, we strongly urge you to join us in December and to spread the word to your network. Learn more and register for free here.
You can also get your entire school educated on the dangers of sextortion by booking an on-campus presentation. We’ll provide you first-hand with the tools you need to prevent your students from becoming victims.
To learn more about our student presentations and to book a date, please visit www.icanhelp.net/student-body-presentations. (Our calendar for 2023-2024 is filling up, so be sure to contact us with your preferred date before it’s booked.)
Thank you for taking the time to read this email! I hope this message does not discourage you, but instead motivates you to take action against this rising threat.
Executive Director | Digital4Good