Online predators are individuals who commit child sexual abuse that begins or takes place on the Internet. They connect with children through conversations in chat rooms, instant messages, emails or discussion boards.
Online predators try to invest a lot of time, money and energy to lure their prey. They learn about the latest music and hobbies that may be of interest to children. They listen to and sympathize with the children’s problems. They also try to introduce sexual content into the conversation or show children pornographic pictures or videos.
To avoid being detected, the online predator will interact with the victims on anonymous messaging applications, text message or live streaming websites/applications. It is known that sexual predators interact with victims on the following platforms:
If your children are old enough to access the internet or have smartphones, part of the discussion should revolve around the consequences of online safety and dangerous behavior. Here are some key points:
If your children become victims of online predators, you must be very careful. Although your emotions may range from anger to sadness, try to stay calm while talking to your children. Whether they are directly informing you about this situation or you discover it yourself, you should:
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