Have you met someone online?

Its easy for people to pretend to be someone that they aren't online. Some people use social media to make contact with children and young people with the intention of “grooming” them. They might attempt to gain your trust by using a fake profile picture and by pretending to have similar interests as you. 

If you have met someone online, or face to face and they are putting you under pressure to meet them or asking  you to do something that you feel uncomfortable with, you should tell an adult who you trust.

If this is happening to you, or you are worried it could be happening to someone you know, there are people that can help.

If you are being sexually abused it is never your fault and you will not be blamed or judged for anything that has happened.

Do you need to talk to someone about something that is happening to you?  Tell an adult you trust. This can be a parent, carer, relative, teacher, or you can make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors via the CEOP website.

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