Similar groups include Perverted-Justice, Dark Justice and Creep Catcher.

Multiple computer programs have been developed to help identify grooming and warn parents.

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Child groomers might look for opportunities to have time alone with the child, which can be done by offering to babysit; the groomers may also invite the child for sleepovers, for opportunistic bed sharing.

Actions such as online communication have been defended by suspected offenders using the so-called "fantasy defense", in which those accused argue that they were only expressing fantasies and not plans of future behavior. S., case law draws a distinction between those two and some people accused of "grooming" have successfully used this defense.

On 1 January 2010, section 248e was added to the Dutch Criminal Code making (online) grooming of a child under 16 years old illegal.

The maximum punishment is 2 years of imprisonment or a fine of the fourth category.

The Rotherham sex grooming case saw in November 2010 various convictions of child sexual abusers.

In 2012, various members of the Rochdale sex trafficking gang were convicted on various counts.Some vigilante organizations use operatives posing as underage teens on the internet to identify potential child molesters and 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.Such software analyses chat rooms and other instant messaging logs for activity that may identify grooming or other potentially suspicious activities.Some of the technologies have been adapted to social networking services and ISPs.Sexual grooming of children over the internet is most prevalent (99% of cases) amongst the 13–17 age group, particularly 13–14 year old children (48%). The majority of the victimization occurs with mobile phone support.