LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor families in the Philippines are pushing their children into performing live sex online for paedophiles around the globe in what one senior UNICEF official called a form of “child slavery”. She called for internet providers to “get on board” in tackling the crime and said money transfer centres should do far more to identify abusers by tracking suspicious payment patterns.
“There’s no limits to how cruel and gross this business is - and it’s a billion, billion-dollar business,” said Lotta Sylwander, head of the U. UNICEF says the Philippines is the number one global source of child pornography and the “epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade”.
(You can access a short bibliography of online content devoted in part or in whole to issues involving virtual assault.) Typically, users encounter the act through three scenarios: You can lure others or be lured into it yourself. You can “grief” it — a term that means to cause grief — or suffer it because of a griefer.
I became interested in avatar rape after I read an account in Gawker Media, titled “Second Life: Rape for Sale.” The post noted how users could indulge in rape fantasies (options: Rape victim, Get raped, or Hold victim) "for a trifling 220 Linden dollar things." Diana Allandale (not her real name) shared her experience with avatar rape in response to an online article, “How exactly does ‘virtual rape’ even occur in Second Life?
Sylwander said this had led to a tolerance of prostitution and when the Americans departed the industry had to find other ways of operating.