What’s Predator’s? Predators are people who use the internet to chat, stalk, and creep on kids, teens and adults to get information about them.
Predator Facts By the age of 14, 77% of teens have been contacted by a predator online Twelve percent of teenage girls admitted to eventually meeting strangers they first met while online in person Chat room strangers are implicated in nearly 20% of cases of missing teens aged 15-17 every year, according to FBI statistics
Predator ploys Many sexual predators that use the internet to find there victims often repeat techniques. The process commonly begins in a chat room and moves onto instant message, email, phone and finally face to face. Predators will appear to share common interest or side with the teen in arguments with parents. Many of the predators out there pretend to be teenagers of the opposite sex. Once caution barriers are broken down, gifts, or photos might be sent. Predators keep anything sexual “our little secret” The predator may ac like a friend by calling and emailing to “check in”.
How Easy it can be Without ever leaving his home a stranger in another town has found you, felt an attraction to your picture, learned about your life and grown obsessed with you and now he knows of 2 different places where he can finally come see you face to face. it is very easy for some stranger to learn a lot of information about you just by seeing your profile. Its crazy to think that something as small as posting a picture on a social internet site, that you can learn all this information about a person. These people who basically stalk you online are very smart and it is very easy of them to get information from your profile if it does not have the proper settings.
How to protect yourself from onlinepredators Dont email strangers. Never give out personal information (real name, address, phone number, school you attend, information about friends or family, age, gender, birthday). Dont open attachments (there might be pornographic material). Never post personal photos. Dont meet with strangers without a parent or guardian present. Dont accept gifts from strangers online. Talk to your parents about your online safety.
Safety Tips make sure your profile is private so that only friends can see it. set up a limited profile keep your personal statement limited never accept an invite to a party or event on Facebook Dont tag your pictures Restrict your picture settings Be selective in the applications that you add
Report cyber crime If you think your child might be communicating with a predator contact The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 800.843.5678 Cyber tip line: 800.843.5678