PREDATOR IN MY PHONE

Back in 2016, we started an experiment. We asked a few of our reporters to pose as underage girls on mobile chat apps, to see how many sex predators would proposition them.

The results absolutely shocked us. Every time we activated the “friend finder” feature on these apps, we were almost guaranteed to receive obscene sexual advances.

PREDATOR IN MY PHONE documents the undercover operations our journalists performed to find out more about these sex predators – and to help the police nail them.

A joint project by

WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Watch the latest Predator In My Phone videos and mini episodes.

CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Thanks for your support in passing the Sexual Offences against Children Act 2017. Now, let’s take it to the next step. We should never have to wait for a child to suffer sexual abuse before the law steps in to protect them.

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN

Like us on Facebook to join the campaign to stop child sexual crimes.

WHAT'S NEXT?

What’s next after the law?

SIGN THE PLEDGE NOW!

Help make child sexual grooming illegal in Malaysia! Pledge below, and you will receive occasional campaign updates and notifications on new Predator In My Phone episodes. We promise we won’t spam you.

* indicates required
  • 115 Pledges

115 out of 222 Malaysian members of Parliament pledged their support for laws against sexual grooming. And now it is a reality.

But let’s not stop here. Let’s remind our MPs that there is still a lot more to do to stop child sexual crimes. Find out how to do so here.

Constituencies marked in green belong to MPs who support the campaign

FACTS AND HELPLINES

Grooming FAQ

Not sure what grooming is or who to contact? Unicef has the answers to your questions.

Parents vs digital demons

Parents need to take more responsibility in empowering and raising awareness in their children, about the dangers of sexual predators online.

Help Hotlines

A list of organisations and hotlines you can contact.

Are you a survivor of online or offline sexual abuse? Together with our partners, we would like to hear what happened and direct you to people who can help.

LET US HELP YOU

12 + 1 =

READ MORE

Sexual abuse victims share their stories with R.AGE

Sexual abuse survivors have been sharing their stories with R.AGE, hoping it will help others who are going through what they did.

My undercover “date” with a sex predator Vol. 1

We codenamed this man “K-Boy”. He booked a hotel room for our first meet-up.

Takahara Suiko is giving voice to the voiceless

For many victims suffering from self-blame and stigma, Takahara Suiko’s Sejarah Hitam Kami Tumblr account is where their stories can be shared, without fear of judgment or prejudice.

My undercover date with a sex predator, Vol. 2

This man asked our journalist, who was posing as a 15-year-old, to have sex on their first date.

Why We Need Anti-Grooming Law

Experts tell us why laws against grooming are so important, and which countries already have it.

Dangerous Connection

Successful chat apps are worth billions of dollars, but they come at a cost to our children’s safety.