The adult might strike up a conversation which very soon progresses to a sexually explicit topic.In some jurisdictions there may be a limited range of possible offences to cover such actions. No posts regarding research studies, surveys, or clinical trials without prior approval from the forum administrator. No posts of copyrighted material, lengthy articles, or posts of an overtly political or religious nature (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.) and do not ask for personal information from others.
Where there are laws in place, how are we to combat this predatory type of behaviour?
One way is for the police to pretend to be children in online spaces and wait for the predators to come to them.
The purpose of this study is to better understand how online grooming offences are committed and how they can be policed.
A range of possible offences may be used where an adult engages in sexual activity with a child, depending on the nature of the sexual activity.
If you're feeling alone or hurting, don't be afraid to share your fears and tears. Help new folks "learn the ropes" about how to find information and resources, save time, and how to get involved. You will receive a better response to your posts by making your title more descriptive about the content of your post. Be respectful of moderators in both the forums and any private communications.
Avoid "generic" post subjects like "Help" or "Question". Posts which are not relevant to the forum topic may be deleted.
Various facilities are available to search out others with similar backgrounds or interests.
If a child enters an online chat room they may encounter an adult person, who may or may not be pretending to be a child, but who is on the lookout for a child to whom they can 'talk dirty', send obscene images, obtain sexually explicit pictures, engage in cybersex or meet for sex offline.
The results of this study show the aggressive and rapid way that children are targeted by adults for sexual purposes.