Unfortunately, young children have been the prey of a good many mentally ill individuals in this world. Their pattern is to seek out children in friendship only to pounce upon them when the child lets down its guard in learning to trust the stranger. You must first accept that there is indeed a problem as well as accepting that there may be someone who is a predator of your family.

This is the first step in understanding that there are others out there that will harm others if given the opportunity, and acknowledging that you must protect your family from those dangers. It is imperative to understand all the different ways that a predator can introduce themselves into your family. This will help you to protect you and your family from sex offenders.

One of the first areas that will aid you to protect your children from sex offenders is teaching them how to safely and securely use the internet and its tools. Although many children are more interested in talking with their friends while online, they are able to reach out to others and strangers are able to reach out to them. There are many ways to protect your children while online that you may wish to consider. You may want to purchase special computer software that is able to block your children from viewing vulgar activities and language as well as monitor the online activities, which they do partake.

It is very important to realize that in their innocence that a child may make a mistake and give out important personal information. Let your children know that if they do make a mistake, to let you know as soon as possible, so that the situation can be taken care of, and that they can save themselves even after making a mistake. You must let them know that there are sick individuals out there who are a danger to them, even sexually. There are many ways that you will want to teach them about staying away from sex offenders.

You must take all precaution in letting the child know that they can protect themselves from sex offenders who target children as well as other people. You must also help them understand that if they are abducted they can put up a fight and struggle for their freedom, by calling attention to themselves and the offender or anyone else who will cause them harm, stranger or not, online or offline.

Since there are so many different areas of online use, you must let your children know that they can still keep themselves safe while using instant messaging and chat rooms. You must protect your children by letting them know that it is not permissible to use public or private online chat rooms, as they are potentially in danger while talking to any stranger. By understanding the rules of staying safe, while online they are able to use the tools without jeopardizing their safety. You as a parent need to be able to utilize your computer without the worry of your children being influenced by a sexual predator.

Author's Bio: 

Leon Edward at http://www.ChildPrivacyOnline.com has a FREE Online Predator FAQ Guide for your family answering the most Frequently Asked Questions About Online Predators, and How to Protect Your Children. Discover Answers to Important Questions All Parents Should Ask About Online Predators and Children.