Posted in GCSE Sociology

GCSE Media: The darkside of the internet

Young men and boys as young as 11 are being increasingly targeted by “sextortion” cybercrime rackets, the National Crime Agency has said. Four men have killed themselves in the past 12 months after being convinced to perform sexual acts on webcams by criminals using false identities, and then blackmailed.

Read on: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/29/sextortion-young-men-blackmailed-over-videos-sex-acts-online-national-crime-agency

 

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Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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