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Online predators - what can you do to protect your kids?
There are a number of steps you can take to protect your kids from online predators. Here are some of them:
Grooming Tactics--Warn Your Kids
What they say & What it means
Some common tactics online predators may use to lure your kids (these are just examples and can appear in any number of variations):
Let's go private.-Let’s move to a private chat room, instant messaging or phone.
Where’s the computer in your house?-Helps the predator understand if the parents are around.
What kinds of music do you like? Movie? Hobbies? Clothes store?-This is helps the groomer get to know you better and know what gifts to offer.
I can help you get a modeling job.-They are flattering you, to get you to cooperate.
You seem upset. Tell me what’s bothering you.-Trying to get your trust using sympathy.
Where do you live? What school do you go to? What’s your phone number? Asking for personal info – usually after the target is feeling comfortable.
If you don’t do what I ask, I’ll show your parents the photos you’ve sent me.-Intimidation and threats – scare tactics to achieve the predator’s goal.
You are the love of my life.-To convince target to cooperate