They try to get you to chat on webcam and then video you doing things you might be embarrassed about. But there are a few people out there, girls and boys, men and women, who use webcam to try to hurt young people.They will try to convince you that it’s ok to talk to them about sex. If you do something you wouldn’t want your parents or friends to see, it could be recorded.Then they will ask you to send them pictures of yourself or go naked on webcam. Then you might get: With an embarrassing video of you these people could try to force you to make more sexual videos and do things you don’t want to do.Remember, if this does happen to you – it’s never your fault.The only person responsible for making the image or video is the person who asked you to make it. CEOP helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that someone they’ve met is trying to abuse them. Confidential means not telling anyone else what you’ve said.This has happened to hundreds of young people in the UK.You may well know someone this is happening to right now.
This might be someone: If this is happening to you, or you’re worried that it might be, report to CEOP. Childline is a free helpline for children and young people. They might ask you to touch yourself or do other sexual things. Chatting on webcam can be fun, exciting and feel sexy. They could threaten to share the embarrassing picture or video with your family or friends.Unfortunately this type of abuse can happen to anyone. In the future, we'll be introducting new features to the site including; peer to peer support in a social media style, online chat, self assessment tools and more ways to engage with your mates. Sign up to find out when new things happen online at Youthline!
It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. They might flirt with you, flatter you or send you sexy pictures.