Then they will ask you to send them pictures of yourself or go naked on webcam. Then you might get: With an embarrassing video of you these people could try to force you to make more sexual videos and do things you don’t want to do.
They might ask you to touch yourself or do other sexual things. Chatting on webcam can be fun, exciting and feel sexy. They could threaten to share the embarrassing picture or video with your family or friends.
Unfortunately this type of abuse can happen to anyone.
This might be someone: If this is happening to you, or you’re worried that it might be, report to CEOP.
Childline is a free helpline for children and young people.
[Editor’s note: The following is a guest poster who wishes to remain anonymous. Would you think that she’s a good person and has worth? Yes, of course some men just want me as a commodity; it’s a mutually beneficial exchange and that’s all. Some of the best people I’ve met while camming have been men that just want a connection with someone. These men ask about my life, ask how school is going. Apparently people believe that getting naked means you have no self respect and therefore you deserve no respect. If I didn’t love my body or myself I wouldn’t be doing this. I’m a college student; if you met me you’d probably think that I’m independent, determined, hard working.
You may well know someone this is happening to right now.
Remember, if this does happen to you – it’s never your fault.
The only person responsible for making the image or video is the person who asked you to make it. 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.
It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. They might flirt with you, flatter you or send you sexy pictures.
They try to get you to chat on webcam and then video you doing things you might be embarrassed about.
But there are a few people out there, girls and boys, men and women, who use webcam to try to hurt young people.
They will try to convince you that it’s ok to talk to them about sex. If you do something you wouldn’t want your parents or friends to see, it could be recorded.