Recognising an online predator as a danger
If you have children then you want to be able to keep them safe all of the time, and make sure that they are able to take care of themselves when you are not able to watch over them. It is more and more common today that children will have access to the internet, and be active online with their friends both at school and at home.
This puts them at risk of online predators, and this could lead to them being harmed if they choose to meet with this person. Here are some ways in which you can teach your child to look out for an online predator, and stay safe.
- Does the person agree on everything? Someone who is less likely to be revealing their real personality will agree with you on everything you say, and will never challenge one of your opinions. You can try to test this theory by expressing an opinion which contradicts with something you have previously said, and seeing if this person agrees.
- Does the person want to know too much? If someone seems overly concerned with how old you are, where you live and what gender you are, it is more likely that you are dealing with an online predator, and should end the conversation as quickly as possible, and block this person.
- Do they want to meet in person? Online friends should be more than happy to keep your relationship as that. Someone who is very pushy about meeting up is more likely to be a predator, and you should stop talking to this person for a while. Don’t just block everyone that wants to meet, but do block people who are pushy about it.
- If you are unsure, speak to someone in authority. If you ever feel uncomfortable about the way someone online is talking to you, speak to a parent or a teacher as soon as possible and show them the logs of your conversations.
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