Why Are Children Vulnerable

Why Are Children Vulnerable

Courtesy of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

* Their trusting natures make them a perfect target

* Children, especially adolescents, are interested and curious about sex

* Moving away from total control of parents

* Seeking new relationships outside of family

* Sex offenders target and exploit these characteristics and needs

* Individuals looking for child victims online have no difficulty finding them

* These predators frequent "kids only" chat rooms to communicate with children who  unwittingly divulge personal information about themselves