Parents often want to know if they would be able to determine who a sex offender is in order to keep their children safe. Unfortunately, many sex abusers look like a normal person and may not display any specific warning signs. However, there are some red flags and warning signs that parents should pay attention to, according to Safely Ever After, Inc.
Possible Warning Signs of a Sex Offender
It is important to note that not all sex offenders will give parents a bad feeling or that “something isn’t right” gut feeling; however, some possible warning signs of a sex offender can include:
- Someone who is constantly trying to gain access to your child.
- Someone who regularly offers to help your child with a sport, studying, or free lessons.
- Someone who doesn’t have kids of his or her own, but continually invites children over to play video games or do some other activity.
- Someone who continually volunteers to babysit your kids.
- Someone who buys gifts or gives money to your kids for no reason.
- Someone who gives your child extra attention.
- Someone who makes inappropriate comments about a child.
- Someone who ignores physical boundaries or makes your child hug or kiss them when your child doesn’t want to.
- Someone who frequently tries to touch your kid with tickling or touching games.
- Someone who prefers hanging out with kids over someone his or her own age
When an adult attempts to isolate a child or do any of the aforementioned things, it is possible that he or she may be demonstrating red flags and could be a possible child abuser.
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