Parents, pay attention! “Adolescent boys are being targeted primarily on social media giants Instagram® and Snapchat® as part of an ongoing sextortion crisis, an analysis of July Cybertip.ca data by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) shows.
For the month of July 2022, Cybertip.ca has opened case files for 322 victims of sextortion:
When the gender victim was known, 92 percent of cases involved boys or young men;
Sixty‑three percent of victims reported they did not disclose the incident to trusted person;
Fifty percent of victims were under than 18 years of age, 37 were 18 years or older. In 13 percent of cases, the victim’s age was unknown;
When the platform used to facilitate the harm was disclosed, Instagram (42 percent) and Snapchat (38 percent) were by far the most frequently used social media environments where victims were targeted. Whatsapp® (5.6 percent), Facebook® (3.6 percent), and Apple’s iMessage® (1.2 percent) were the next closest platforms in terms of frequency.”
Read the full report at: https://lnkd.in/gP3nkJ4h
In this article Orlando “Andy” Wilson, talks about child kidnapping prevention.
”Children are especially vulnerable to kidnapping as their natural inquisitiveness can be exploited by kidnappers and pedophiles and most nannies or drivers are not security trained, also many kindergartens and schools have very low standards of security. And most parents think that something as horrific as having their child kidnapped will never happen to them… But is does happen, and in such cases prevention is far better than hoping for happy endings that the chances are, will not materialize.
Most people think of kidnap for ransom situations when we discuss kidnapping but another type of domestic kidnapping is where an estranged parent will take a child they do not have legal custody for. These situations can become very complicated if the child is taken to or is in another country, as the local laws usually take precedence. The Hague Child Abduction Convention is the international law that tends to be used for child custody disputes but how this is interpreted at local levels is another thing. A single parent may have custody of their child in U.S. or Western Europe, but if their ex-partner is a citizen of say an Asian or Middle Eastern country and manages to get the child there, the local courts will most probably give them custody.” read the full article HERE
Athena Academy introducing the new Training Programme developed under the new needs of the close protection industry- working to provide safety to children.
Child Protection Specialist Course: Duration 4 days, May 28-31, Greece
Among others you will be trained in:
– How security team works.
– Driving and walking skills- formations.
– How to work with the CP team.
– Protective intelligence skills.
– Anti kiddnapping.
– First Aid for children and CPR.
– Home safety tactics.
– Armed and Unarmed skills.
The cost of it will be $ 950, with a deposit $ 500, and full course fee paid 2 weeks before the training start date.
This course is available to anyone who is currently working with children, nannies, security personnel, or even parents who would like to learn how they can protect their children better.
For more information and applications please contact http://www.athenaacademy.com