They are very happy to lie about who they are and what they want to get it. Others don’t care who they have sex with but think young people are easier to trick into doing things.Both think they can get young people to do things they don’t want to do.

This means it can be hard to tell the difference between someone genuine and someone dangerous.

If anyone tries to get you to do things you don’t want to do, you should talk to someone you trust or report to CEOP You won’t be in trouble, whatever may have happened.

People who abuse can be very clever at making young people feel guilty about what has happened. Remember, a real friend will never pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to do or make you feel guilty when you’ve done nothing wrong. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know you can contact Childline or report to CEOP Have you met someone online and you’re not sure they are who they say they are?

Or you’ve started an online relationship and they’re trying to take things further by showing you porn, asking you to send them naked selfies or do sexual stuff on cam? If you’re worried you should tell an adult you trust, like a parent, carer, teacher or youth worker.

They want to trick, pressure or force young people into sex. ‘Paedophiles’ would rather have sex with children and young people than with adults.

The problem is some people, men and women, use the internet to look for sex and target young people.

They comment on your pictures and post some funny You Tube clips. Some people who contact you genuinely just want to chat or be friends.

How long before they turn from an online ‘friend’ into a real friend?

They will support you and get you the help that you need.

CEOP helps young people who are being sexually abused or are worried that someone they’ve met is trying to abuse them. Confidential means not telling anyone else what you’ve said.

If you’ve met someone online, or face to face, and they are putting you under pressure to have sex or making you feel uncomfortable you should report to CEOP. This means that whatever you say stays between you and Child Line.