National Crime Agency Alert - Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion

2nd May 2024
All schools in the UK have recently received information from the National Crime Agency, raising awareness of a recent rise in the reporting of financially-motivated sexual extortion.  This is a type of online blackmail, often described in the media as ‘sextortion’. This letter aims to help parents and carers to understand what sexual extortion is and what can be done to help protect and support children who may become victims of it.