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The videos, ordered and paid for by pedophiles around the world, are broadcast live on the Internet.
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.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.The cybersex industry is a billion-dollar business worldwide.And it is expanding in developing countries such as the Philippines, where more children are being abused due to rampant poverty and a growing cyber network.Lifetime trauma According to the police, many parents involved in child pornography trivialize cybersex and argue that posturing in front of a camera cannot be equated with real prostitution as it doesn't involve physical contact.
However, rights groups say that victims of webcam child prostitution often suffer from severe, lifelong trauma.
Users worldwide were lured into exposing themselves via webcams and then blackmailed.
() Colorado high school students last week got caught circulating hundreds of inappropriate photos. () "The problem is that many cybersex enterprises are based in private homes and the police cannot raid them without a permit from the court," Dolores Alforte, a member of the government's Child Protection Committee, told DW.
Time is running out for Pacific island nations like Fiji.
These islands have already been hard hit by the effects of climate change.
They usually get between 10 and 100 dollars per "show" - a big amount in a country where around 60 percent of the population earns only two dollars a day.