Net safety calls after teen suicide
Children’s charities have warned of the impact of online abuse as it emerged police are investigating claims that a teenager killed himself after being targeted in a blackmail scam.
Daniel Perry, 17, is thought to have been deceived into taking part in webcam chats and then blackmailed with the footage.
The apprentice mechanic is said to have believed he was talking to an American girl on Skype but was told by blackmailers that the conversations had been recorded and would be shared with friends and family unless he paid money into an account.
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