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6 Signs Your Child Is Being Targeted by a Predator

A child predator most likely looks just like you and me, and is probably already in your trusted circle. 90% of the time child predators are hiding in plain sight, and could be a family member, trusted friend, or have some tie to the family. And the statistics are staggering.

According to Phone Spectator:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. teens have received sexual solicitations online
  • 77% of children have been targeted by online predators
  • and perhaps, most shockingly, only 25% of children told their parents about being approached for online sexual favors.

But how would you know if your child is being targeted or groomed by a predator? Thanks to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for releasing these 6 Signs Your Child is Being Targeted by a Predator.

6 Signs Your Child is Being Targeted by a Predator

If you notice any of these signs, please talk with your child and report the predator to your local authorities or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They haveĀ  specific programs that are able to intake tips directly from individuals, and tips can be made by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or through their CyberTipline.

And don’t forget to monitor your children’s emails, texts, and DM’s on all apps and social media platforms. You can find our tips here to stay safe online.