How do you keep children safe from predators?
- “Keep Away From Strangers” Is Somewhat Obsolete.
- Adults Don’t Need Help From Kids.
- Use Code Word Phrases.
- Let Them Know It’s Okay To Yell & Say No To An Adult If They’re Uncomfortable Or Scared.
- Be Cautious Of Letting Them Wear Identifying Clothing.
What do you do if you see a child predator?
- Document everything. Screenshot the evidence of the conversations between your child and the predator.
- Get help & contact law enforcement. Don’t try to handle this on your own.
- Follow law enforcement instructions to block and report to online platform.
What are the warning signs of a child predator? Gives gifts or special privileges for no apparent reason. Overly affectionate/playful with children – hugging, tickling, wrestling, holding or having a child sit on their lap. Disregards “no” “stop” or other efforts from a child to avoid physical contact. Long stares or periods of watching a child.
What to do if you think your child is talking to a predator? Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online at https://hotline.rainn.org/online. Call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 800-4-A-CHILD (2-24453), which is available every day and around the clock.