Dating site predators
Internet predators are adults who post as teenagers on the Internet and gain the trust of teens they have contact with.These people are often sexual offenders, and they promise your teen gifts, parties and other incentives to get together.According to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three teens will experience some form of physical dating violence in their lives.This violence could include anything from shoving to hitting to more serious violence, such as strangulation and murder.They often choose as their victims children who have problems communicating with their parents; those whose parents don’t pay enough attention to them. They're so good at what they do that parents never suspect their intentions.They also woo the parents to be accepted and trusted with the children. Their biggest problem is not getting the child, it's getting rid of the child when they become too old for them and their interest in them wanes.Talk with your teen about the dangers of dating and educate her about the risks of certain behaviors.
They encourage the child to understand that the behavior be kept a secret – just between them.
Others regard teen dating as a natural part of the maturation process—an activity not without its risks but not a threat to the teen's health and safety.
Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's important to know that teen dating can come with negative consequences.
Gifts, flattery, play, attention, all go into the mix.
What the abuser is doing is replacing the parent’s role of affection and attention.
They are fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, friends, doctors, soccer coaches, clergy, boy-scout leaders, police, child care workers, therapists, teachers.