The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports there has been a “significant increase” in activity involving sextortion, the coercing of a child by an adult to send sexually explicit photographs or video of themselves. According to the report, predators are using gaming platforms, social media platforms, dating apps, and video apps to reach children. The FBI says the scheme involves the predators pretending to be a romantic interest, offer money/items of value, choose flattery, or use threats to coerce minors to send explicit pictures or video.