They want to trick, pressure or force young people into sex. ‘Paedophiles’ would rather have sex with children and young people than with adults. The problem is some people, men and women, use the internet to look for sex and target young people.People who abuse can be very clever at making young people feel guilty about what has happened. Remember, a real friend will never pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do or make you feel guilty when you’ve done nothing wrong. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know you can contact Childline or report to CEOP Have you met someone online and you’re not sure they are who they say they are?
They comment on your pictures and post some funny You Tube clips. Some people who contact you genuinely just want to chat or be friends. How long before they turn from an online ‘friend’ into a real friend?Online you can pretend to be something you’re not – a friend, a mentor, a boyfriend or girlfriend.You can even pretend to be a completely different person.This means it can be hard to tell the difference between someone genuine and someone dangerous.