The existence of images or recorded video can make it hard to feel that the abuse has come to an end and young people may struggle, feeling that they were to blame even though their actions were directed by the offender.
Young people also describe finding it hard to know who to trust after such deception and betrayal online.
When online abuse happens it is never a young person’s fault.
As young people reach adolescence and develop sexually, their interest in sex and relationships increases.
The problem of this new sex crime of the digital age, fueled by ubiquitous Internet connections and webcams, is almost entirely unstudied.