Online grooming is when a person over the age of 18 contacts a child under 16 to form a trusting relationship, with the intention of later engaging in a sexual act either via mobile telephone, webcam or in person.
The relationship starts online and is often continued in person. Online groomers are known to spend weeks, months and even years communicating with a child to form a trusted relationship.
In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.
Channels used to initiate cybersex are not necessarily exclusively devoted to that subject, and participants in any Internet chat may suddenly receive a message with any possible variation of the text "Wanna cyber? " or a request for "C2C"/"C4C" ("cam to cam" and "cam for cam", respectively).
To learn more about what the law says, see our prezis: Sexting is using the internet or your phone to share nude/sexy pictures.
Sexting is a crime when it involves people under 18.
This means it can be hard to tell the difference between someone genuine and someone dangerous.
If anyone tries to get you to do things you don’t want to do, you should talk to someone you trust or report to CEOP You won’t be in trouble, whatever may have happened.
Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.
Cybersex, also called computer sex, Internet sex, netsex and, colloquially, cyber or cybering, is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more people connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.
In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.
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.