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How are sex offenders reaching out to kids?

People often know where their kids are and what they’re doing, but did you know there’s one-way sex offenders are reaching out to your kids that’s right under your nose? In this day and age it is important to become a parent who is more aware of this modern-day threat.

Our children’s safety can be compromised all too easily these days due to their cell phone. Predators stalk apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik Tok as well as video games where you can play with other unknow parties remotely through a headset. Parents underestimate the prowess of predators and the predators’ prey on the parent’s lack of awareness about what’s really going on in their child’s social media accounts. These accounts seem like harmless fun but can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare when their child unknowingly engages with a predator and forms a relationship or allows their location to be tracked.

Making sure that your kids accounts are set to private, that location services are turned off and monitoring comments, followers and direct messages on your kid’s social media accounts is key. Report any criminal behavior to law enforcement and learn what to look out for in possible offenders.