How can I tell if someone I know is being groomed?

If you are worried that someone online is trying to groom you or someone you know, talk to an adult straight away. The following signs are things which you should look out for.

Someone suggesting or pressuring you or another young person to:

  • meet up offline
  • share personal information about yourself or others
  • send images and videos of yourself
  • share sexual messages, images or videos
  • keep contact private or to keep secrets
  • not talk to friends or family
  • always be available and reply straight away to messages