Signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation going missing for periods of time or regularly returning home late skipping school or being disruptive in class appearing with unexplained gifts or possessions that can’t be accounted for experiencing health problems that may indicate a sexually transmitted infection having mood swings and changesContinue Reading

Evan Hedley Smith knew she was underage when he said he wanted her virginity, but it turns out the 14-year-old girl he confessed his love for was actually an undercover cop. Police swooped on the 63-year-old Mosgiel man when he parked next to a Dunedin playground on December 20, 2018. That’sContinue Reading And the prominence of these men, across different worlds and eras, has traditionally been a part of their camouflage. It seemed to me, after watching Leaving Neverland, that the biggest grooming project was less of any one individual than of a culture as a whole. Most of us areContinue Reading Furthermore, online groomers do not always masquerade as children or adolescents in cyberspace. In fact, none of the conversations included in our database involved a sexual predator pretending to be a youngster. Some online groomers misrepresented their true age by taking around four or five years from their realContinue Reading

Paedophiles use specific language techniques to gain children’s trust online — The Conversation (@ConversationUK) November 29, 2016 Grooming is developed in three phases: access, entrapment and approach. Access and approach are relatively simple: they respectively involve contacting a child, saying “hi ur cute” for example, and making the necessaryContinue Reading