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Online Predators

Every Child is a Potential Victim to Online Predators.

The Internet is far more anonymous than the real world. People can conceal their identities or even pose as someone they are not. This can sometimes pose a serious risk to children and teenagers who are online. Online predators may attempt to entice children and teenagers into sexual conversations or even in-person meetings. Predators will occasionally send obscene material or request that children send photos of themselves. As a result, it's critical to teach your children to be cautious whenever they're online.

Teens are more vulnerable to predators in general. They may talk to a predator willingly because they are curious and want to be accepted, even if they know it is dangerous. Teens may believe they are in love with someone they met online, which makes them more likely to agree to a face-to-face meeting.

Educate your child to stay safe from online predators

  • You should be wary if someone flatters you online.
  • Use of suggestive screen names or photos is discouraged.
  • Don't discuss anything too personal with anyone.
  • Remember that people are not always who they claim to be.
  • Never meet up with someone you met online.
  • If you encounter a problem while online, notify a parent or a trusted adult.

Online Predators

The information is provided solely for general informational and educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. As a result, before acting on such information, we recommend that you consult with the appropriate professionals.