SEXTORTION: The act of blackmailing someone by threatening to publish compromising pictures of them in order to get money or a favour.
In 2014, MOST people have a smart phone. If you have a sexual relationship with someone, most wouldn’t think twice about sending them a scandalous photo. Those relationships can end at any point and dependent on the circumstances, someone you no longer TRUST or RESPECT could end up with a compromising photo of you. What happens next?
Police in Gatineau, Quebec just launched a really interesting awareness campaign after receiving 30 complaints so far this year involving some victims as young as 16 years old, and some as old as 58. They’ve decided to use a cartoon…Effective? Appropriate? Should London do something similar?