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Here are the resources we found for online grooming for professionals:
Thousands of young people and children in the UK are being sexually exploited. Forced to do, see and hear things they never should. This video shares Becky’s story of how she was groomed online, met a boyfriend and then was exploited.
This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.
Sam’s Real Friends (with British Sign Language and Subtitles)
This is a free to access resource, which is available through YouTube. This video was created by CEOP, it is a dramatisation looking at how to protect yourself online. The actors in this film use British Sign Language and subtitles are also included.
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.