15 ways to identify an Online Predator
- They sound nice;-they have realistic conversations with teenagers in a non-threatening environment,whether it be on social media.
- They want to have conversations in private;-they are looking for one-on-one conversations with you in private areas .
3.They ask you for personal information ;-they may ask you things about yourself that is not necessary for them to know.
4.They already know about you;-they may tell you things about yourself that you know you didn’t tell them.
5.They ask you lots of questions;-they ask you questions that doesn’t concern them like;”Where do you live?” and “Where is your school located?”,etc.
6.They always agree with you;-no matter what you say,they feel the exact way about everything you tell them.They do this because they want to gain /earn your complete trust.
7.They stalk you online;-meaning that they always search for more information about you and also they can view all your social media profiles without you knowing.
8.They monitor your online activities;-many/most online predators are most likely to monitor your online activities for their many benefits.
9.They stalk your family and friends;-most online stalkers go the extra mile and might go through your friends and family members’ social-media profiles to get to know you a bit more.
10.They try to make you feel special;-they may constantly tell you how important you are to them and throw compliments to you about how smart ,funny and/or how beautiful you are.
11.They might want to see you in a vulnerable place;-when they something like”What’s the problem?,What’s bothering you? or Why are you so sad?” think twice before you reply anything to them.
12.They try to turn you against other people;-they will tell you that your family and friends don’t appreciate you the way they do which is awkward for a “14 year old girl” to say
13.Predators sometimes offer you gifts;-they sometimes might try to lure you with valuable presents or money .
14.They have adult like conversations with you ;-for eg “you are the apple of my eye,whenever I see your picture you enlighten and beautify my world!”.
15.They create unusual and comfortable comments;-If you post a photo they can start commenting sexually on your picture or comments that make you feel intolerable.