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.
'Sweetie' attracts pedophiles from around the world The international demand is huge.
So far, three men in Australia, Belgium and Denmark have been convicted in the case.
The psychological impact of cybersex is as damaging as in cases of physical abuse.
Many exploited children have to deal with anxiety and depression issues, and they cannot establish proper relations with other humans. Healing process "The children need to vent out negative emotions to regain self-confidence," Shay Cullen, founder of the PREDA child protection group, told DW.
People have been driven out of their homes by the rising waters, as Bastian Hartig discovered on Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island.
A list of alleged sexual predators, comprising mainly professors from Indian universities, was recently posted and spread virally on social media, once again shining a spotlight on the issue of sex crimes in India.
Parts of the Berlin Wall have been placed in a park in Jakarta, some 11,000 kilometers away from the German capital.
What does this Cold War-era symbol of ideological division have to do with Indonesia?
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.
The Philippines is today making headlines around the world after President Benigno Aquino III signed a law that bans cybersex as part of a cybercrime prevention tactic.