A Step Towards Detecting Online Grooming -- Identifying Adults Pretending to be Children

@article{Ashcroft2015AST,
  title={A Step Towards Detecting Online Grooming -- Identifying Adults Pretending to be Children},
  author={Michael Ashcroft and Lisa Kaati and Maxime Meyer},
  journal={2015 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference},
  year={2015},
  pages={98-104}
}
Online grooming is a major problem in todays society where more and more time is spent online. To become friends and establish a relationship with their young victims in online communities, groomers often pretend to be children. In this paper we describe an approach that can be used to detect if an adult is pretending to be a child in a chat room conversation. The approach involves a two step process wherein authors are first classified as being children or adults, and then each child is being… CONTINUE READING

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