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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Assessing the Risks

To meet a victim, a predator has to know where to find that person or arrange a place to meet. To rob you, a predator has to know where to find your house. People might provide this information in a variety of ways: inadvertently through photos (see Chapter 4, for one example) or through text where they list their full names, the part of the country or the city they live in, their employer or school, and so on.

Why Do They Care Where You Live?

The reality is that 52 percent of teen victims of Internet-initiated sexual abuse travel less than 10 miles to an initial meeting with a predator, and in 50 percent of cases, victims and predators travel a combined total of less than 50 miles to meet (Wolak et al., 2004). From a predatory ...

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