By definition, Online Grooming are “actions deliberately undertaken with the aim of befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child, in order to lower the child’s inhibitions in preparation for sexual activity with the child”.(inhope(dot)org)
Because communication on the Internet are public and perceived as anonymous, children often feel they are safe. However, one of the dangers is that children don’t really know who they are talking to.
Sadly, paedophiles use social networking websites & chat rooms (sometimes posing as children or teenagers themselves) to initiate conversations with likely victims. They can be skilled at eliciting as much information as possible about location, interests and even sexual experiences from children. The next step for the paedophile may be to show examples of pornography, both adult and child. This is then used to undermine the reluctance of children to participate in a sexual encounter or other activities. It is also used to prevent the victim from seeking protection from their parents and teachers.
On this video, you’ll see how a paedophile preyed on his innocent victim- how a seemingly harmless conversation became a nightmare. PLEASE SHARE MUMS! Let us raise more and more awareness on paedophile abuse on the internet.