When someone uses pressure or coercion to get nude or sexually explicit photos from another person, that’s usually a form of sexual harassment.Young people need to see that pressure for what it is – that it’s inherently disrespectful and abusive, that they owe themselves the self-respect that prevents this victimization, and that there are laws against it in many jurisdictions.Its website states there are existing chat filters, with those logged in as being under the age of 12 placed under a "restricted chat" function to protect their wellbeing and safety.
But it can definitely be a form of victimization either from the outset or after a break-up or conflict in a relationship.
These two types of victimization, premeditated and reactive, are what education about sexting’s risks needs to focus on: * Sexting as sexual harassment.
* Sexting as an act of anger, revenge or other social aggression.
This kind of sexting can start out consensual but go very wrong – and harmful.
The US-developed game Roblox received global attention this month after a British father decided to check out what his sons were playing on their mobile device.
The game lets players explore imaginary worlds and allows them to interact with other users over a chat function."I was asked to lay down on top of them and they started with sexual movements," father Iain Morrison told the media about his time on Roblox.
In a statement to the ABC, Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said there were "potential dangers for any child using apps or social media services with chat functionalities".
"We need to be constantly engaging with them online, educating them about 'stranger danger' and encouraging them to speak to a trusted adult if they ever feel uncomfortable," Ms Grant said.
Certainly sextortion can also involve a violation of trust, as with “aggravated sexting,” exploiting emotional vulnerability.