Who Is Not at Fault

In looking at sexual crimes in particular, one final and very important point to make about these online-initiated crimes is that, like all sexual crimes, there is only one person at fault, and that’s the predator.

Chatting with a friend about this book, I talked about how children and teens are unknowingly putting themselves in the path of danger by posting information that allows predators to identify them. His comment, with his 14-year-old son sitting right there, was, "How could they be that stupid? People who put themselves at risk like that have only themselves to blame." He then turned to his son and asked, "Don’t they teach you about this at school?"

This is an intelligent, educated man who is a good, conscientious parent. ...

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