Did you Know? Know the signs of a potential predator
It’s not always easy to spot someone who has malicious intentions towards children in your community. Although we have sex offender registries and certifications for adults who work with children, predators can slip through the cracks. Adults who are in regular contact with children — parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc. — should know the warning signs of a potential predator. Often, potential abusers will go overboard with touching children, wrestling, tickling, giving hugs and kisses. Other red flags including wanting to be alone with children or giving gifts, often without checking in with the parents first.
You can find more warning signs in the VIRTUS® article “Sex Offenders Within Our Communities: Our Responsibility to Protect” HERE.