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.They are very happy to lie about who they are and what they want to get it. Others don’t care who they have sex with but think young people are easier to trick into doing things.
Or you’ve started an online relationship and they’re trying to take things further by showing you porn, asking you to send them naked selfies or do sexual stuff on cam? If you’re worried you should tell an adult you trust, like a parent, carer, teacher or youth worker.
If you’ve met someone online, or face to face, and they are putting you under pressure to have sex or making you feel uncomfortable you should report to CEOP. This means that whatever you say stays between you and Child Line.
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.
They will support you and get you the help that you need.
CEOP helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that someone they’ve met is trying to abuse them. Confidential means not telling anyone else what you’ve said.