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Child Predators

By: Jamie, Alex, Gabbi and Amy

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How they do it
Talking to Strangers
Sharing personal info.
Meeting in real life
True stories



who it affects-Victim
Who it affects-Predator
Mental effects on the victim
Physical effects on the victim
How parents can help
Staying safe on social media

Definitions of child predators

Online predators are people who commit child sexual abuse that begins or takes place on the
A sexual predator is a person seen as obtaining or trying to obtain sexual contact with another
person in an abusive manner.


Sexual predators tend to target emotionally vulnerable teens

target younger kids
Because they are easy to manipulate and assault
Target children who feel neglected
This is because the victim is likely to appreciate the predator's attention


Bad childhood/ quality of life

Bad childhood/quality of life causes predators to want to inflict pain on others

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Common traits in child predators:
Refusal to take responsibility for actions and blames others
A sense of entitlement
Low self-esteem
Need for power and control
Lack of empathy
Inability to form intimate relationships with adults
History of abuse
Troubled childhood
Deviant sexual behavior and attitudes

Talking to strangers

Online Predators use the anonymity of the internet to their advantage

predators reach out to children through chat rooms, IM, email and social network
once a predator gains someone's trust they usually start sending pornographic images
and convince the victim to do the same
research shows that predators rarely lie about their age
instead they persuade victims that they love or understand them
One in six teens have said that they have been contacted online by someone that they
did not know that made them uncomfortable or scared
the riskier the online behaviour is, the more at risk they are to sexual solicitation

sharing personal information

75% of children are willing to share personal information about themselves or their family in exchange for something
26% of sex offenders have used a victim's social media profile to get information about them
Predators can easily find information about potential targets
simple information such as school attended or sport played can make it easier to be targeted

meeting in real life

It is never a good idea to meet an online stranger in real life

Many teenagers dont think meeting strangers from online is a problem
Studies have shown that way too many teens are willing to meet someone they speak to online
1 in 3 teens have said they met an internet friend in real life
almost 75% of teens who met a stranger face to face have done it more than once

what happens after

some cases could be mutual

They could trick you into going home with them or they can take you
it can be violent
rarely leads to death
or nonviolent


AT 13 years old Alicia had made headlines as the girl who was lured in by an internet predator and survived

she had agreed to meet a total stranger, that she had been chatting with for 8 months

the 38 year old man had taken her to his house where she was raped, bound in chains, shocked with volts of energy, and beaten


she was very lonely- she had recently broken up with her boyfriend, suffering from a complicated divorce, to boot she was in her
awkward teens

Phil had messaged her which lead to a very inappropriate relationship that no 16 year old should be part of


In more than one-quarter (27%) of incidents, solicitors asked youths for sexual photographs of themselves
The most common first encounter of a predator with an Internet-initiated sex crimes victim took place in an online chat
room (76%)
15% of cell-owning teens (1217) say they have received sexually suggestive nude/semi nude images of someone they know via
16% of teens have considered meeting someone they have only spoken to online
8% have actually met someone they only know online

Who it affects

Anyone that is involved in the victim's life is affected

In some cases, teachers and schools can be affected
Schools or teachers reputations can be compromised if the assault takes place on school grounds or if a teacher is
involved in the assault

Who it affects

If the predator has any family or friends, they would be affected

Predators can be anyone

They could have no family or friends

Or they could even be a teacher with a wife and kids at home
Its more likely that a predator does not have any immediate family or friends
This is because being a child predator is very hard to keep a secret, especially when there are multiple people involved
The police would eventually find out and end whatever life the predator had
So for predators, its easier not to have a life, family, or friends

mental effects on the victim

Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor
These effects arent always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed
Victims are likely to develop mental illnesses, such as:
Trusting issues
Victims may experience fear, powerlessness, responsibility, isolation, betrayal, anger, sadness, and flashbacks

physical effects on the victim

In some extreme cases, after the sexual assault, the victim may become pregnant
The victim can also suffer minor injuries inflicted by the predator, such as:
Difficult walking
Broken or dislocated bones

how you can prevent online predators

privacy settings
keeping personal information offline
do not believe everything people say
keeping online friends online

how parents can help

talking to your kids about the dangers of social media

monitoring sites
knowing what your children are doing online
signs that your child may be at risk online:
they shut off the computer quickly
long distance or many unrecognizable phone calls
large amounts of time online
withdrawal from family

staying safe on social media


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