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Here are the resources we found for online grooming for parents and families:
Risks Children Face Online – Grooming
This is a free to access resource, which is available through YouTube, and created by CEOP. This video gives parents and carers information in regards to online grooming. It is vital that parents and carers understand how children and young people can be groomed online and what they can do to protect their child in the spaces they inhabit. This video explains more about the topic and offers parents advice and guidance.
7 Signs of Grooming by a Sexual Predator
In this video from Kati Morton, she identifies the 7 stages or signs of grooming by a sexual predator. She also focusses on how to escape from these stages and how to find recovery if you have been groomed. This video is on an emotive topic so please do not watch this video unless you can handle the content.
Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, and Offender Characteristics
This review provides an overview of current knowledge and understanding of the process of sexual grooming and exploitation of children via the Internet. Specifically, the prevalence of online sexual grooming and exploitation is explored as well as associated challenges relating to the identification of its occurrence.
The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people to connect with their friends, discover new things and be creative. However, ‘friends’ made online may not be who they say they are. This is a difficult concept for children to understand.
Online Grooming: How Does it Work?
Some people try to use social media and applications to groom children and young people. It’s important that you understand how this works so you can help protect your children.
Online Grooming: How does it work?
Some people try to use social media, live streaming platforms and apps to groom children and young people. It is important you understand how this works so you can protect them. This webpage covers how grooming works online, where grooming happens, the aim of grooming, how to tell if your child is being groomed online, and what you should tell your child about grooming.