Sexual predating statistics
They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the anonymity of the Internet to their advantage since they can be whomever they want.
Many are master manipulators with skills that can cripple any child's sense of awareness.
Often, we have an image of sexual predators lurking around school playgrounds or hiding behind bushes scoping out their potential victims, but the reality is that today’s sexual predators search for victims while hiding behind a computer screen, taking advantage of the anonymity the Internet offers.
"People who do not believe that their children could ever become victimized online are living in an unrealistic world.
EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic stated, “[W]e cannot look back on last year without noting the significant impact of the #Me Too movement in the number of sexual harassment and retaliation charges filed with the agency.” Sexual harassment in the workplace had been a focus of the EEOC for several years, predating the #Me Too movement.
In line with this focus, the EEOC brought suit this month against a Chili’s restaurant in Canon City, Colorado, for alleged sexual discrimination against female employees, including pervasive sexual comments and innuendo by the restaurant’s managing partner and assistant manager and retaliation including a reduction in scheduled hours for some female employees who complained.
They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable which can be related to personal issues derived from problems at school or home.Children who meet and communicate with strangers online are easy prey for Internet predators.Predators have easy and anonymous access to children online where they can conceal their identity and roam without limit.If affiliated state and local agencies are included with the EEOC statistics, the total number of charges alleging sexual harassment was 11,342 in 2018.The highest numbers of sexual harassment charges in 2018 came from Texas (989), New York (920), and Florida (914) as compared to Colorado (254), Arizona (295), and Utah (102).