Have You Really Taught Your Child What A Child Predator is?

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I thought I would start my post with some reminders of the sad things going on, before I move on to some sick things going on. Here”s the question to you- Have you given your child a fair shot at not becoming the victim of a child predator?  I am not asking if you have  told them not to talk to strangers or useless crap like that. I mean have you done your homework by studying the methods predators use to lure children into their vehicle, the woods, or wherever – all while the parents were sitting close by chatting.

Recently a police officer volunteered his 8 year daughter and himself to video a scene at a park . ” Aint no way she will go off with anyone” and he went on to brag how being in law enforcement he has taught her the ropes.

About 10 minutes after they started shooting, a very old man, with a cane who could barely walk made his way near the slide the girl was on. He sat near her crying and staring at a picture. The girl and a few others went over to the old wretched man and make sure he was not needing a doctor or ambulance.

The man slowly raised the picture higher and on the picture was an older photo of a very cute puppy. The man went on to tell the kids that the dog snuck off his leash and disappeared – worse yet his wife of 40 years cherished the dog. His wife was coming home from a hospital procedure that night and he could not go back without the dog.

The kids felt bad and agreed to each walk around the park for a few minutes to see if they saw the dog. As the kids scattered the old man seemed to be slowly walking toward the girl. He got near the line where the park meets the woods, and shouted ” Hey I just saw my puppy! He went right in there, in the woods.

The only one within earshot was the policemans daughter, and she came right over and asked ” where did he go, point me the direction”. She did run back in the woods, and he was no old man with a puppy. Actually he was a convicted felon with enough arrests for pedophilia that he earned the badge of Child Predator.

At that point the officer had seen enough to be worried and he went off running in the direction as his daughter. To his surprise, there was no puppy, but just about 15 yards further they found a van. They opened it and found all kinds of tapes, kids in pornographic material, a his license which revealed he was actually not married, about 30 years younger than he dressed and looked, and had 5 previous jail stays for lewd/child molestation. The camera crew, the father and everyone around were shocked.

I wont go into detail about what they do to these poor kids, but its something I wont write. Bottom line, do your homework and teach your children through role- playing about how to handle these situations. I live in a decent area, yet the stats show that 1 in every 19 people that live here are child predators.

Word to my people- and fellow parents– this one is critical.

tj

Author: www.dontlabelmykid.blog (Don't Label My Kid! Coaching & Counseling Team)

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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