Grooming is when an individual ‘or a group of people forge emotional connections with a child or vulnerable person. A common misconception is that people are groomed solely for the purpose of sexual – abuse, exploitation or trafficking, but this simply isn’t true. People can be groomed for a variety of alternate reasons. from petty to prolific crimes, drug dealing, violence or they could simply be groomed & used as a stepping stone to get to someone else.
Grooming is not contained to any gender or type of child, though some may be more susceptible than others there are no predefined characteristics. Young people can be groomed online or face-to-face by a stranger or by someone they know – for example a family member, friend or professional.
We’ve listed some Games & Apps that pose substantial risk to children tweens & teens, click the text to read the reasons. Here’s a local one to PAG that lists multiple messaging apps Skype, Yak, Xava & Oovoo