The concept of localised grooming, in which gangs groom neighbourhood victims, was defined in 2010 by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.Detective Inspector Kay Wallace surrounded by computers, mobile phones and digital storage devices seized from the homes of suspected paedophiles.We try and walk with them and make sure they know church teachings so they can make wise and discerned decisions themselves," said Dew.Dew said Francis has not changed the church's teachings on these matters."We are supposed to accompany them [parishioners] and not cause injury," he said. Young people want the church to be more engaging with them [LGBT people]," he said.The prelates were asked about same-sex marriage and homosexuality, ecumenism, why women can't become priests, and the sex abuse scandal in the church. He said the issue of homosexuality may be a "Galileo moment" for the church.
Sexual grooming of children also occurs on the Internet.Sexual grooming of children over the internet is most prevalent (99% of cases) amongst the 13–17 age group, particularly among 13–14 year old children (48%). The majority of the victimization occurs with mobile phone support.Children and teenagers with behavioral issues such as "high attention seeking" have a much higher risk than others.Some vigilante organizations use operatives posing as underage teens on the internet to identify potential child molesters and to turn the information over to the police and the courts.The news program Dateline NBC featured the recurring segment To Catch a Predator, based on documenting such activities.Jim Gamble, leader of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) of the United Kingdom, stated in April 2010 that his office received 292 complaints about Facebook users in 2009 yet "None of these complaints came direct from Facebook." A spokesman for Facebook responded to complaints by meeting CEOP directly in person, and saying, "We take the issue of safety very seriously." In 2005, Yahoo!chat rooms were investigated by the New York State attorney general's office for allowing users to create rooms whose names suggested that they were being used for this purpose. agreed to "implement policies and procedures designed to ensure" that such rooms would not be allowed."But he does say if people are in a difficult situation or in a situation that isn't in accord with church teaching, you listen to them, you accompany them, you try and get them to understand.And even if they don't fully understand, you don't dismiss them," the cardinal added.Some abusers will pose as children online and make arrangements to meet with them in person.Facebook has been involved in controversy as to whether or not it takes enough precautions.