Question: Who is the most common victim of online predators?

Children between the ages of 12 and 15 are especially susceptible to be groomed or manipulated by adults they meet online. According to the F.B.I., over 50 percent of the victims of online sexual exploitation are between the ages of 12 and 15.

How do online predators find their victims?

These are some typical methods online predators use: Find kids through social networking, blogs, chat rooms (even monitored, kids chat rooms), instant messaging, e-mail, and other Web sites, often using information in their targets personal profiles.

What is a common goal of online predators?

A predators goal is to lure and manipulate a child into believing they care for your child more than his or her parents or family. An Internet predator creates a fictitious online personality that emotionally replaces the trusted parent or guardian in a childs mind.

What percent of teens have been victims of online predators?

Over 50% of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying. Only 10% of teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim. More than 33% of young people have experienced threats online.

What do online predators look for?

What does online child predator behavior look like? Most often, predators have one or more of the following goals: To obtain explicit photos of children (or to share photos of their own) To meet in person and engage in sexual activity.

What do online predators look like?

Online Predators Ask You for Pictures or Request to Video Chat. Strangers might send you friend requests with a fake picture pretending to be your age. If you chat with a stranger online, they might send you a non-threatening picture of someone your age to make you think its them.

How do I protect my child from online predators?

9 Ways to Protect Your Child From Online PredatorsTalk to your child about online predators. Discuss risky behavior. Spell out what a risky relationship is. Talk about the dangers of chat rooms. Warn your child about online flirting. Bring up sexy selfies. Be clear about offline safety rules, too.More items

What are the dangers of being groomed online?

Children who are groomed online could be abused by someone they know. They could also be abused by someone who commits a one-off act or a stranger who builds a relationship with them. Some children are more at risk of grooming, particularly those who are vulnerable.

What are some warning signs of an online predator?

Your child may be in contact with an online predator if he or she:Becomes secretive about online activities.Becomes obsessive about being online.Gets angry when he or she cant get online.Receives phone calls from people you do not know or makes calls to numbers that you do not recognize.More items

What is considered predatory behavior?

Predatory behavior means any conduct evidencing egregious, habitual or continuing attempt to misuse power, authority, position or situation to abuse or exploit others, as well as deliberate attempts to entrap or entice church workers to commit Sexual Misconduct. Sample 1.

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