John-Michael discusses the issue of predatorial internet grooming, where predators pretend to be teenagers to befriend young boys online and convince them to take compromising pictures or videos. These predators then upload the content onto porn sites and blackmail the boys, leading to high levels of stress and anxiety, and sometimes even suicide. John-Michael emphasizes the need for parents to be more involved in their children's online activities and to ask the hard questions to understand what is happening. He urges parents to pay attention to their children's actions and not just their words, as children may give indicators if they are in trouble but cannot directly talk about it.
We talked about the predatorial grooming Trifecta now I want to talk about predatorial internet grooming this is a little bit different this is where the Predator actually becomes friends with the teenager in like a game room or a chat room and they develop a relationship and a friendship and the Predator pretends that he is a young teenage girl and um they'd start having conversations and they and they start to develop a relationship online and what's really scary about this is that the young man really thinks that he has this girl that he's talking to his age and things will start to lead to things like uh why don't you take a picture with your shirt off or take your shirt off on camera and what that young teenage boy doesn't realize is that the Predator is filming or taking the pictures and saving them and as things go on they will actually get the young man to basically um masturbate on on camera and what they do is they then upload these videos in these pictures onto pornhubs and porn sites and they are making money on that and what happens is that once the boy finds out or if he gets to the point that the boy decides he doesn't want to be involved anymore or he's growing out of it they will then turn around and blackmail the boy and tell him that they will go to his parents they will tell his parents everything and this shame and embarrassment that he knows that these videos are out there will really cause a lot Stress and Anxiety for this young man and many times we have seen it end up as suicides because they have nowhere else to turn because they willingly in their mind perform these videos in these pictures and that is what is so heartbreaking about the internet predatorial grooming situation is that the young man has no idea it's happening and so we need to find ways to do this and I think what's really interesting is that I think parents need to be a little bit more involved too and developed in the dialogue in The predatorial Grooming Trifecta parents need to ask the hard questions they need to go front to the organization and say what's going on they need to find out and listen to the children and find out what's happening because I will tell you and I really believe this with all my heart the child wants someone to know they will find ways to try to get you to understand or to ask questions um if if they're in a situation where they can't promise that they can't talk about it they will give you indicators so watch your child's actions not necessarily what they're saying but their actions and and question them and let them know that you're there for them