Police are warning teenagers about ‘sexting’ after a boy was blackmailed over nude images he sent to a person who befriended him on Facebook.
The Adelaide teenager allegedly sent explicit images to someone he met online before they threatened him.
According to local media, the ‘friend’ threatened to publish the nude images unless he transferred money to them.
The incident has come as a timely reminder for both parents and children about the dangers of befriending people online and sexting.
Leonie Smith, the Cyber Safety Lady, says “Stolen photos is a massive operation, and one of the reasons is because of fake accounts,” she says. “So Twitter, Instagram are absolutely loaded with fake accounts and for every fake account they need a fake photo. So where do they get them from? People’s profiles.”
We need to remember to teach our kids from a young age to say NO to private images being shared to people they don’t feel comfortable with.
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