Online dating and predators
It is difficult to identify an online abuser because they know how to act or blend online so they don’t stand out.
They also hide behind fake identifies, profiles and photos.
Psychologists will tell you that past behaviour is a predictor of future behaviour.Online dating is now a normal part of our social lives, but how do you protect yourself or a loved one from the dangers of meeting strangers online? Prepare to be disappointed — a staggering 81% of people lie on their online profile!Perhaps they’ve knocked a few pounds off their weight or claimed to be a hiking fan when the only terrain they’ve conquered is the shortest route to the pub.Fortunately, most of us don’t think like a predator.Understanding how predators act and think is one of the most difficult things a victim has to do.