The new “Stranger Danger”: Tactics used in the online grooming of children

Stage 1: Victim Selection

*Real interactions between online sexual grooming offenders and a decoy.

Stage 2: Access & Isolation

Stage 3: Trust Development

Stage 4: Desensitization

Stage 5: Post-Abuse Maintenance

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The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children defends children from sexual exploitation, abuse, or the risk of going missing. icmec.org

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