How to Spot a Predator

Here are some red flags you can look out for to spot a predator.


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    Search for hidden clues. If someone suggests doing anything harmful or inappropriate to you (against your will), then obviously, avoid them. Report anything like this to an appropriate authority (your parents, your uncle, your teacher, your counselor).
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    Be aware of anything they mention or do that is illegal or could lead to doing something wrong. You get an "uh-oh" or a "Yellow Alert" feeling for a reason most times. If someone says something that sets off this instinctive protective reaction in you: Remember it. If it is later repeated (even if it's phrased differently) then it's probably real.
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    Ask his/her family/friends (if possible) about that person's past. Many predators are people we already are acquainted with, and you may have access to the friends and/or family members of this person. If this person is, for instance, a family friend, while at a gathering, sit off to one side, but in full view of others, and gently probe for information by asking leading questions. If anything is said about criminal records, violence, sexual molestation or odd interests, abuse, or anything that could've traumatized the person, this may tip you off that this person may attempt to repeat whatever happened, only this time, he or she would be the perpetrator instead of the victim.
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    If they touch you or act a certain way they shouldn't act. They may be a predator. Predators want to become your 'friend'. They want you to trust them. If someone touches you in the wrong places, continuously. Even if you tell them to stop, tell a parent or trusted adult.


  • If someone is nice to you it doesn't necessarily mean they may be a predator.

A predator can be nice or nasty.

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