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.
I got it from net safe
Friendster is a social networking service.
It was created by the Friendster team and launched in 2002.
It currently has 50 million users.
Friendster was considered the top online network service until April 2004.google offered $30,000,000 to buy Friendster but they turned it down.
Facebook was started by 23 year old Mark
Zuckerberg, he started it while he was a student in Harvard in 2004.
It is a social networking site designed to connect users.
Facebook allows people to create profiles that include personal interests, pictures, and basically anything else a user wants to post.
85% of college students have a Facebook account.
Facebook isn’t good for the fact that anybody can make an account and they don’t have to be truthful about their real life.
Facebook isn’t very protective against online predators, from a recovering offender I do not think that Facebook should be aloud in schools.
The group in Ning called NaBloPoMo was started by Eden Marriott Kennedy and there are 6,284 members supposedly ranging from 16 to 84 years old.
Ning is a social networking site that connects people through there blogs
On ning there are many different groups ranging form i-Italy to loud old guys
Ning is good because it connects people to other people however it can be bad because online predators could pose as someone harmless but they actually aren’t.
LinkedIn is about making your daily work more effective
LinkedIn isn’t networking it is how networking should be.
When you join LinkedIn you create a account and a profile just like facebook.
Plaxo is an online address book.
You can create tabs to write stuff, post pics. You can also create a profile
Plaxo is founded by Napstar
If you have Plaxo and if you are logged in and upload pics. they will automatically go strait to Plaxo
Plaxo would be a easy way for online predators to learn about you because if you upload pics they are free to see on Plaxo.com
WHAT WE THINK OF IT
I that it is ok to meet new people but you have to be careful on what you tell them.
But on the view of a recovering online predator I don’t think it is okay because it is to easy to get to someone.
I think it is ok to meet new people but I wouldn’t meet new people unless somebody I trust, trusts them.
I think these site’s are dangerous but used correctly can be a useful tool.