Safe Connections: A Guide to Protecting Your Child from Online Grooming
In this digital age, socializing has completely changed — and risks have too. The line between “stranger” and “friend” has disappeared. Thorn's research reveals that an alarming 22% of minors report having online sexual interactions with adults — it's clear that the threat of online grooming is real.
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your child safe and prepare them for the world, both offline and online. Understanding what grooming looks like and teaching your child how to deal with risky encounters online is crucial — especially as they gain access to devices and platforms that let them chat and connect with others.
Our Guide, Safe Connections: A Guide to Protecting Your Child From Online Grooming is designed to empower you in this endeavor. This free downloadable Guide will help you:
- Understand and identify grooming and red flag behaviors
- Teach your child to distinguish safe online relationships from risky ones
- Provide your child with tools for knowing when and how to ask for help
- Feel confident in your ability to navigate the digital landscape with your child and protect them from the risks of online grooming.