What to Watch in Others

Watch out any time someone...

  • Refuses to let a child set his/her own limits
  • Insists on hugging, touching, kissing, tickling, wrestling with a child, particularly if the child doesn’t want this affection
  • Is overly interested in the sexuality of a child or teen
  • Spends a lot of time alone or insists on time alone with a child
  • Spends most of his/her spare time with kids
  • Has little interest in spending time with people his/her own age
  • Regularly offers to babysit for free
  • Regularly buys a child gifts, or give them money for no particular reason
  • Take a child special places, particularly overnight
  • Walks in on kids/teens in the bathroom
  • Allows kids/teens to get away with inappropriate or “adult only” activities

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