Learn the signs
The general misconception is that child predators are disheveled, dirty looking older men who drive around offering children candy. Even knowing that 93% of molestations are performed by someone within a family’s circle of trust, it’s difficult to shake the idea that well-groomed, middle-class women and men can be a risk to your child.
Because the process of grooming molestation victims takes time, awareness is key. By simply learning the stages that lead up to molestation, you can protect your child from bonding with someone who means them eventual harm.