NCJTC Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention

Training Overview

Self-Generated Content (sexting) sharing has become ever increasingly normative behavior for youth. This behavior can lead to Sextortion scams where offenders obtain explicit content and then pressure the victim to send money or send additional explicit content. Financial sextortion has become a significant danger for our youth, especially boys, and new sextortion concerns are now arising with advancing technology, such as AI. Sextortion threats can cause shame, fear and confusion and have led some victims to suicidal behaviors. This presentation will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth.

Learning Objectives

  • Define self-generated content and forms of sextortion
  • Explain sextortion tactics and their impact on victims
  • Identify self-generated content and sextortion prevention messaging

About Presenter

Dana Miller – Associate, National Criminal Justice Training Center

Dana Miller is an Associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. Dana holds a master’s degree in criminal justice, and she has worked extensively in education and harm prevention surrounding technology in the state of Wisconsin. Dana is a former Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commander; in her tenure with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Dana managed the program operations for the ICAC Task Force, including managing Wisconsin CyberTips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and collaborating with Wisconsin law enforcement regarding investigations, outreach, and training events. Throughout her career, Dana has provided online safety outreach to over 30,000 people. She is creator and co-creator of multiple Wisconsin online safety programs and initiatives that continue to be utilized, and she teaches online safety primary prevention and responding to sextortion classes throughout the nation.

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