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Local community members gather to #StartTheConversation on sextortion

Ignoring all the weird and damaging stuff that can happen to a youngster using the Internet is not a strategy for success. The more curious you are about your child’s Snapchat or Tik Tok connections, the greater the frequency that you check their friends page and ask about who they communicate with, the less likely they are to become victims of sextortion. Millions of child Internet users are asked to send nude images of themselves, as predators get inside their heads. They are then threatened that the photos will be distributed to team members, sent schoolwide or to employers if they don’t pay money.

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