A story about online grooming and child sexual exploitation

“I really liked the attention that Jake gave me on TikTok, he said I was his favourite and would become a star.

He sent me pics and videos to prove he wasn’t some old weirdo. Yeah, he was older than me but he was hot and sent me topless pics. I guess that why I did the same.

Now he’s asking me to meet up. Pressuring me to do more stuff with him, sexual stuff. He is saying I have do what he says or he’ll share the pics I sent with everyone; at school, my mum, my nan, the world!”

How Chloe can get help

If Chloe or anyone else is in immediate danger she should call 999. 

She can call the local police on 101, or she can speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, share information via Fearless or call Childline on 0800 111.

Alternatively, she could speak with a trusted adult such as a parent, grandparent, carer, teacher, youth, health or social worker, and she can use the Not In Our Community website to work out the next steps to take together.

Do you need help?

  • Humberside Police

    Humberside Police – If you have concerns about someone’s wellbeing, please report to the police on 101 or dial 999 if it’s an emergency.

  • ceop

    CEOP – If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, if you have been a victim or are worried this is happening to someone you know, this can be reported safely and securely to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) through their experienced Child Protection Advisors.

  • Crimestoppers

    Crimestoppers – reports can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  • Childline

    Childline – if you have any worries about a child or young person. Call free on 0800 1111, or have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email via their website at www.childline.org.uk any time of the day or night.

  • NSPCC - 24/7

    NSPCC – 24/7 line for for adults and young people to express concerns they may have in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE), 0800 389 1701
    NSPCC – 24/7 adult helpline covering all child protection issues, 0808 800 5000

  • Fearless.org

    Fearless.org – Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime – 100% anonymously.

Or she can speak to a trusted adult such as a parent, grandparent, teacher, youth or social worker who can use this website to figure out how best to get help in this very dangerous situation.