Grooming is when a person tires to “ set up” and “prepare” another person to be a victim of sexual abuse. Victims of grooming often do not realize that they are being manipulated until after they have been sexually abused, and even then, some victims do not see how the grooming led to their abuse.
Groomers use very many different techniques to prepare their victim. 1) giving inappropriate attention to children. 2) giving gifts. 3)manipulating a child through threats or coercion. 4) openly or accidentally exposing the victim to nudity and sexual material. 5) Sexualizing physical contact, such as inappropriate tickling and wrestling. 6)having an inappropriate and intrusive interest into children’s physical and sexual development.7) having inappropriate social boundaries (e.g., telling the potential victims about their own.
Information was from net safe.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT THAT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO GROOM YOU
Do not do what they ask you to do.
Immediately end the conversation with the person.
Tell an adult that someone is trying to groom you.
If you are being groomed by mobile phone, Call Net Safe on 0508-638-723.