Online Grooming

Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with you in order to gain your trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation. Groomers can be male or female and they can be any age. They can even be someone who you already know – for example a friend or professional. You may not realise that you have been a victim of grooming or that what has happened is a form of abuse.

To learn more about online grooming click on the following links:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/grooming/

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/hot-topics/grooming

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Global/parents/Grooming%20Factsheet.pdf