What can I do if I am affected?

How can I protect myself from cyber-grooming? 

  • Be cautious! Don´t give private information to strangers.
  • Pay attention to the following warning signals:
    Many compliments regarding your appearance after short time
    Many questions regarding personal data, such as phone number, address, school
    Intimate questions, for example regarding your physical and sexual experiences
    The demand to turn on your web cam while your chat partner does not
    The demand to send naked pictures
    The demand not to talk about the chat with others
  • Ask for a picture which has to be made first and cannot be taken from the internet (for example with a cucumber on the head).
  • If you want to meet your chat partner personally, then only in public places where you are surrounded by people. Best you bring along a friend of yours.

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