Online child sexual exploitation is a borderless crime.
A common misconception is that children and young people in smaller or more isolated towns are safer from contact by online child sex offenders.
In online grooming cases, the offence occurs in the communication between the victim and the offender. Physical contact is not needed for police to become involved.
Children and young people should never meet up with someone they have only ever met online. However, if they do, they should always be accompanied by you or another trusted adult and meet in a public place.