If someone is an abuser, they might be nice to you, give you their attention and buy you presents. Once you start to trust them more, they might try to start to turn your relationship into something more sexual.
They might try to give you gifts or even threaten you with violence so that you don't tell anyone.
Online grooming is when someone uses the internet to trick, force or pressure a young person into doing something sexual - like sending a naked video or image of themselves. If it's happening, or has happened to you, we can help you. It can even be a good way of making new friends sometimes.
Most of us talk to people online – it's a great way to stay connected.
And there are ways that you can report your concern.
There are people for you talk to – like our Childline counsellors.If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable because they're saying or doing sexual things to you, you should tell someone what is happening.Talk to a Childline counsellor – they'll always try to help you.This gives you lots of funny images you can send to someone if they are pressuring you to send naked or sexual photos or videos of yourself.Tell an adult you trust If the groomer keeps talking to you, it may be best to tell an adult you trust or report them.