Warning signs include: The first step to overcoming cyber sex addiction is to recognize that the problem exists.
A doctor or therapist can help identify any underlying problems such as depression, low self-esteem, or fear of real-life relationships.
The traffickers were each sentenced to up to nine years of imprisonment.
The six survivors were awarded compensation ranging from two million to 25 million riel (approximately AU,340).
Cyber sex addiction has the same characteristics as any other addiction. A person with addiction to cyber sex feels cravings for an online "fix" much like an alcoholic craves a drink.The abusers are grooming people, usually in developing countries like the Philippines, to procure children and paying to instruct sexual abuse which is broadcast over the internet using webcam.It is a deliberate tactic to try to evade detection by authorities like the AFP, because it leaves little to no digital trail."Certainly we're seeing an alarming trend of Australians that are engaged in this activity," AFP Assistant Commissioner Justine Saunders told 7.30."It's no different to you or I, if we were going on and communicating between each other on Face Time or Skype where you're on a conversation with another person and there's no record of the conversation you're having during that time."Despite that, the AFP is having some success targeting live-streaming abusers.7.30 has been told the inside story of an extraordinary international crime-fighting operation that nabbed multiple live-streaming abusers and rescued children from harm.With the increasing popularity of the Internet and the easy availability of pornographic websites, cyber sex addiction is becoming a problem.Many people do enjoy adult chat rooms and pornographic sites without becoming addicted.Being online becomes a priority, to the detriment of real-life relationships.