Quick Answer: What Do Online Predators Want?

What is the goal of an online predator?

Online Predators often are motivated to manipulate or “groom” a minor with the ultimate goal of meeting and engaging in sexual activity, despite knowing they are engaging in illegal activities.

How can we stop online predators?

You can minimize the risk of a young person meeting an online predator with some simple steps:

  • Consider When Your Child Can Go Online.
  • Utilize Privacy Settings.
  • Monitor and Guide Online Behavior.
  • Monitor Messaging.
  • Take Care of Photographs and Cameras.
  • Place Computer in a Common Area.
  • Keep Screen Names Anonymous.

How do you identify an online predator?

Method 1 Identifying the Warning Signs

  1. Learn common traits of predators. Many online predators are looking to sexually exploit children or teens.
  2. Understand grooming.
  3. Be wary of requests to meet.
  4. Watch out for flattery.
  5. Identify suspicious behavior.
  6. Look for changes in your child’s behavior.

Are online predators dangerous?

Unfortunately, email, social networking, chat rooms and instant messaging expose kids to online relationships that may be harmful and can turn dangerous when online predators are involved.

What are the two types of Internet predator?

There are many types of online predators. Financial ones who run scams, sexual predators who target adults and children, and I would say internet trolls are also a type of sadistic predator. Stalking is a hunting term and a stalker is a type of hunter. Stalking isn’t a random act.

How many online predators are there?

More than 500,000 predators are online everyday. Kids 12 to 15 are susceptible to being groomed and manipulated by offenders online.

What does Hebephile mean?

Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent (early adolescent) children (especially those showing Tanner stages 2-3 of development), which is typically ages 11–14. Hebephilia is approximate in its age range because the onset and completion of puberty vary.

How do I report a suspected online predator?

Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action. To report an incident involving the sexual exploitation of children, file a report on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)’s website at www.cybertipline.com, or call 1-800-843-5678.

How can you stay safe online?

10 Tips To Stay Safe Online

  • Create Complex Passwords.
  • Boost Your Network Security.
  • Use a Firewall.
  • Click Smart.
  • Be a Selective Sharer.
  • Protect Your Mobile Life.
  • Practice Safe Surfing & Shopping.
  • Keep up to date.