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Prevention

Prevention
February 13, 2024

Recognizing Abuse Masquerading as Love: Grooming, SG-CSAM, and Sextortion

At Thorn, we understand how perpetrators deliberately emotionally manipulate and misrepresent "love" to abuse their victims – often without them even knowing it.
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Prevention
February 6, 2024

Why Youth Voices Matter on Safer Internet Day — and Every Day

Youth voices are essential to shaping a safer internet. After all, the internet is a place where kids explore their identities and make valuable connections — so it’s important that they help inform the resources to navigate it safely. It’s…
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Prevention
October 27, 2023

Meet the Team: A Conversation with Dr. Rebecca Portnoff

Dr. Rebecca Portnoff, Head of Data Science at Thorn, shares more about her career and what working to defend children with tech is like.
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Prevention
October 26, 2023

Youth Wellbeing and Online Safety: Reflections from a NoFiltr Youth Innovation Council Alumni

Meet Jaylin: NoFiltr Youth Innovation Council alumni and first-year college student. In this interview, he speaks on the importance of digital wellbeing for youth, exploring your identity safely, and how to improve online spaces for more authentic connection.
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Prevention
September 6, 2023

Sextortion: What to do if someone is blackmailing you with nudes

We discuss how sextortion happens and what to do if it happens to you.
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Prevention
September 1, 2023

Sextortion survivors share their stories to help other victims

Sextortion survivors want you to know that it can happen to anyone. Read the three pieces of advice they’d give to anyone being blackmailed for nudes.
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Prevention
August 14, 2023

Sextortion: What it is, How it Happens and Who’s at Risk

Sextortion is when someone's sexual imagery is used to extort them. Put simply, it's when someone blackmails or threatens to expose another person's sexual imagery to make that person do something they don’t want to do, like send more compromising…
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Prevention
July 21, 2023

Online Risks Prevention and Intervention Resources for Youth

The NoFiltr Resource Hub is a comprehensive digital hub created by youth for youth that brings together online safety and mental health resources.
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Prevention
June 20, 2023

“I thought we were friends”: A Sextortion Story

When a young boy begins chatting with a “friend” during a video game, she lures him in and abuses his trust, engaging in sextortion for his nudes.
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Prevention
April 11, 2023

Online grooming: What it is, how it happens, and how to defend children

Finding something in common. Telling personal stories. Sharing something just a little bit vulnerable and creating a bond. We all do this to build trust. But what if someone takes that trust to a place where we never want it…
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