The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is actively involved in investigating suspicious behaviour online with or towards a child.
The Report Abuse button is an effective mechanism for reporting suspected sexual predator behaviour.
Sexual predator behaviour includes:
- making and downloading images of children being sexually abused
- approaching a child online for sex (e.g. sexual activity via text or webcam)
- grooming – this is the deliberate actions taken by an adult to form a trusting relationship with a child online, with the intent of later facilitating sexual contact. This can take place in chat rooms, instant messaging, social networking sites and email
- contact offending – once contact has been made with a child online, child sex offenders then move towards meeting up in person for sexual purposes.
If you or a child is in immediate danger, contact your local police.
If there is no immediate danger to you or a child, you can report directly to the VGT:
Example reports are available on the case studies page.