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Cost - Free

Format - Virtual

Duration - hour and half session

Course Introduction

Join us for our free information session to open the discussion of ‘Sextortion’, what is it and how we can support victims?

Hosted by SAFE expert Holly Goodwin.


Next Course Date

September – 13th September 2024

Benefits of the course

  • Discussions around Sextortion
  • Online platforms
  • Patterns of behaviour
  • Support
  • Sharing of knowledge

Course Description

‘Sextortion’ is a concise name for ‘financially motivated sexual extortion’.

It is a type of online blackmail which often uses social media’s messaging services (for example, those found on Snapchat or Instagram) or dating apps (for example, Tinder, Bumble, Grindr)

During this crime, criminals persuade victims to send them explicit information, then threaten to share sexual pictures, videos, or sexually-related information about victims.

It is a form of exploitation. They may be trying to take money from victims or forcing them to do something sexual that they don’t want to.

Course Outcomes

See Topics Covered

Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at – Anyone, however, particularly beneficial to those working with children and vulnerable adults. This course is also beneficial to parents or guardians.

Technical Requirements

Laptop with audio and video access is required for all virtual training.