Listen To My Story

Some adults may try to buy your trust with expensive gifts; these gifts are often bribes to make you feel you have to do something in return.
Or when you’re online, someone you don’t know may try and talk to you and ask you lots of questions about where you live and go to school.
Click on the stories below to read the stories of young people who were victims of exploitation:

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Internet gaming

Internet gaming

Did you know that around the world, more money is spend on games than on the film industry? With the internet you can play with many people through online games such as World of Warcraft, Clash of Clans or gaming portals like Miniclip. Being able to game with people all over the world makes online gaming even more exciting and with the ability to ‘chat’ in these games, it is easy to ‘make friends’ with the people you play with. Just like in the real world though, you need to be careful when playing with strangers.

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Mobile sexting

Mobile sexting

Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone. Usually sent in a text message, sexting involves sending or receiving naked pictures or 'nudes', underwear shots, sexual or dirty pictures, rude text messages or videos. It’s very easy for sexting to happen, even with someone you think is your friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone you’re friends with online. Once you press send, you loose control of your image - it could appear on social media or even on porn sites. Your parents, teachers, grandparents and even future employers could see it. With the internet you can play with many people through online games such as World of Warcraft, Clash of Clans or gaming portals like Miniclip. Being able to game with people all over the world makes online gaming even more exciting and with the ability to ‘chat’ in these games, it is easy to ‘make friends’ with the people you play with. Just like in the real world though, you need to be careful when playing with strangers.

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Organisations

To report CSE call Merseyside Police on 101  or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency dial 999.

To report CSE call Merseyside Police on 101  or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency dial 999.