What to do if…

Your friend says he has an older friend who is buying him all this cool expensive stuff.


Your friend might be excited about all the cool stuff and their older friend, but sometimes this could be part of what is known as “grooming.”  Basically, grooming is when someone is making a person feel tied to them or preparing them to do things for them. Later, they might say, “I got you all this cool stuff and care about you, but now you owe me.” Or, they might say, “It’s you and me now.  Can you do this one thing for us so we can stay together?” You and your friend could learn more about grooming and other tactics of traffickers or pimps by reading here.

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