Terre des Hommes activists registered online as "Sweetie," a computer-animated figure of a 10-year-old Filipino girl, to attract pedophiles.In just ten weeks, more than 20,000 pedophiles contacted "Sweetie" from all over the world.The psychological impact of cybersex is as damaging as in cases of physical abuse.
The FBI estimates that in more than 40,000 public chat-rooms around the world, some 750,000 pedophiles search child pornographic material round the clock.
Terre des Hommes, an international human rights organization, helped authorities crack down on over 1,000 pedophiles in 2013.
So far, three men in Australia, Belgium and Denmark have been convicted in the case.
Weak judicial system In 2012, the government passed a law, making cybersex punishable in all forms. Philippine police, backed by Interpol, say they have arrested 58 suspected members of a cyber-sex extortion syndicate.
Ibabao is a sleepy seaside village located 500 kilometers (310.7 miles) south of the Philippine capital Manila.
Everyone knows everyone in the village, and family ties are strong. In small bamboo huts and brick houses, children are forced by neighbors or even their own impoverished parents to perform sexual acts in front of web cameras.
Sexting is a trend among teenagers in Germany, too. () The yet-to-be released Indian film 'Gandu' is receiving a good response at the Berlinale this year. Alforte says that not many people report about the activity, making it difficult for the authorities to arrest the people involved in the business.
Also, the judicial process in the Philippines is very slow and it takes several years to punish a culprit.
PREDA is using the "scream therapy" to heal the psychological wounds of the abused children.
They allow the children to let out their anger by screaming and beating pillows.
Users worldwide were lured into exposing themselves via webcams and then blackmailed.