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How to Identify a Pedophile and Protect Your Kid from Pedophiles?

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Megan Evans

Updated: Nov 26, 2021 02:57 pm

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The news of child abuse has become a regular feature on TV news channels. In fact, if you are active on social media platforms, you will often come across incidents of child abuse regularly. Child abuse may not always be physical as most people think. It could also be psychological as well as sexual.

Adults suffering from child pedophilia disorder can sexually abuse any child belonging to age group 2 to 13.

As parents, you might have this false notion that the same incidents cannot happen to your child as he/she is under your utmost care. But your kid can be abused not only by strangers but also by known people such as friends and even relatives.

Therefore, your kid requires parental monitoring not just in the physical world but also in the online world. In this article, we will discuss pedophile symbols and illustrate how to protect your kid from pedophilia.

What is Pedophilia?

Pedophilia is a psychosexual disorder. A person suffering from child pedophilia possesses a wicked will to have sexual relations with children, preferably under the age of 13. A child pedophile initially starts interacting with their child victims to build up a friendship and gain their trust.

Slowly, the regular talks and chats turn into sexual conversations, and the pedophile cannot control their urge to sexually abuse the child victims whenever they get the scope.

Naturally, this leaves the victims totally devastated, and in some cases, it results in death. A child pedophile could be anyone starting from your neighbors and relatives to your kid's school workers and even teachers.

In fact, with kids being active online, child pedophiles are trapping kids on social media platforms to unleash their evil intentions.

What are the Signs of Pedophiles?

Since anyone can be a pedophile, parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms to identify pedophiles at the earliest and keep their kids away from them. Here are the top seven signs and pedophile symbols that parents should be aware of.

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Unnecessary Interest In The Activities of Children:

When an adult person has an unusual interest in child activities, it could be a symptom of pedophilia. It is quite possible that the person likes kids but you cannot overlook the sign just because of that.

The habits of a molester can be very childlike and behave as if he is a kid such as playing with toys with your kid. This is also a trick to befriend kids and then sexually abuse them later.

Maintaining Positive Relations with the Victim:

Pedophiles work hard to gain the trust of their chosen victims. In most cases, a pedophile can be the person who is close to the child. For example, he can be a family friend, a neighbor, a teacher, or a babysitter.

Therefore, you should have regular conversations with your kid to learn whom he/she met and what they talked about. You should not discard your doubts about a person just because he has been known to you or your kid for a relatively long time.

Targeting the Vulnerable Kids:

The common targets of pedophiles are shy and introverted children. By offering friendship, care, and even money, they build a relationship with vulnerable children. Thereafter, they can engage the child to watch adult content and other explicit things. This can make the kid enticed about sexual things and excited about trying out sexual acts.

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Spending Time with the Child:

A pedophile will insist on staying with the kid alone if he is someone you know. It becomes important to ask the details of the time spent with the child to know the intention of the predator.

Always do it if the person has the willingness to spend time alone with the child. The best solution is not to leave your kid with anyone of the opposite gender alone.

Using Seraphic Terms for Kids:

A pedophile will use distinct words for describing the children. Some of the common types of words include innocent, pure, or angel. You will have to notice if the adult describes the child too often with these words. This is done to let the victims grow a natural liking towards the pedophile.

Forcing the Victims to Hate Parents:

Child abusers manipulate the minds of the victims and criticize the family members in such a way that makes them feel like the parents limit their freedom. A pedophile is able to convince kids that he will give the victims all the freedom that they crave and their parents restrict. A pedophile will do small acts to prove his point. Naturally, the victims start to hate their parents and trust the pedophile even more.

Pornography Collection:

It is common for pedophiles to have a collection of pornography. Such a collection is likely to include child pornography or child erotic content. There are even some who collect videos and photos during the act of abuse in the form of trophies. If you find such stuff in the house of someone you know, you should be alarmed.

How to Protect Kids from Pedophile?

Now that you are aware of the child pedophile symbol, you have to take steps to monitor your kid's activities to detect at the earliest if any child pedophile is in contact with him. Here are the steps to follow -

1. Use Professional Parental Monitoring App to Protect Your Kids in Real Time

You have to monitor your kid's physical as well as online activities. We recommend you use a parental monitoring app to keep an eye on his phone activities all the time. KidsGuard Pro for Android is the best parental control app for complete parental monitoring remotely.

NOTE:

KidsGuard Pro parental control app supports Android and iOS devices. Here we will introduce KidsGuard Pro for Android in detail including its features and installation steps.

If your kid is an iOS user. You can click the "View Demo" button to know more features about KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

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What You Can Do with KidsGuard Pro for Android Parental Monitoring App to Protect Your Kids?

Here are all the important features that KidsGuard Pro for Android parental monitoring app has to offer to ensure constant monitoring of your kid's phone activities. You can easily detect pedophile symbols if your kid is keeping contact with such a person and take action accordingly.

  • Track Your Kid's Real-Time Location
  • Your kid may be lying to you and can go out to meet with a stranger who could be a potential child pedophile. Even if your kid tells you that he/she is going to meet a friend and the friend turns out to be a child pedophile, and the person takes your kid to an unknown destination for molestation and sexual encounter.

    Keeping these possible scenarios in mind, KidsGuard Pro for Android allows the parents to check the real-time location of their kid any time they want. Besides, you can always check the location history to ensure your kid is not going to places where he/she is not supposed to be.

  • Set Geofence for Your Kid
  • There is no doubt live location tracking feature is great, but it is practically not possible for parents to monitor their kid's location all the time. That is why KidsGuard Pro has a Geofence feature whereby parents can set a virtual fence. Once the fence is set, if your kid leaves the boundaries in real-time, you will get instant geofence alerts.

    Thereafter, you can check live surroundings with KidsGuard Pro to find out who your kid is with. You can understand if your kid is in danger and take prompt action.

  • Read All Your Kid's Message
  • We have stated earlier that predators who are suffering from child pedophilia. They start with friendly conversations and escalate them to sexual conversations. That is why parents need to pay attention to text messages exchanged on their kid's phone.

    KidsGuard Pro for Android allows parents to monitor the text messages of the target phone in proper format with contact details, timestamps, and conversation threads.

  • Check Browsing History of Your Kid
  • You can understand the mindset of your kid by checking his/her browsing history. If your kid has come across a person who is sexually provoking him/her, your kid will search sexual terms either to understand their means or to watch photos and videos related to them as might be suggested by the child predator.

    Therefore, regularly check your kid's browsing history through KidsGuard Pro Dashboard from your phone or computer.

  • View Your Kid's Call Logs
  • Kids can come across child pedophiles on social media or in real life, and they always try to get contact numbers so that they can talk to the kids regularly. Soon, the conversations get sexual, and they derive mental and even physical pleasure by having sexual calls with the victims. That is why parents need to check if their kid is having telephonic conversations with strangers.

    KidsGuard Pro for Android shows the entire call log of the target phone with complete details so that parents can call on the new numbers and know who the strangers are to whom their kid is speaking regularly.

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  • Take Photos and Capture Screenshots of Kid's Phone
  • One of the exclusive features of KidsGuard Pro is that you can control the target phone remotely in real-time. You can take live screenshots to find out what your kid is doing on the phone. You can check anything starting from social media activities to video streaming and app usage.

    Most importantly, you can take photos of the surroundings with the target phone's camera. This is useful when your kid is out, and you want to check if he is not with a stranger.

  • Monitor Kid's Social Media
  • In today's world, child predators are most active on social media platforms. There are so many cases reported of child abuse, and molestation and the victim met with the predator on social media platforms. KidsGuard Pro for Android allows you to check all the social media conversations.

    Starting from WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram to Telegram, Snapchat, and even Tinder, you can look for child predator symbols in those social media conversations.

  • Listen to Your Kid's Phone Call
  • Last but not least, KidsGuard Pro allows you to record phone calls on the target phone in real-time. These recordings stay saved and you can listen to the conversations in your leisure time to detect pedophile signs and symbols and take prompt steps as required.

3 Steps to Protect Your Kid with KidsGuard Pro for Android Parental Monitoring App

Here are the steps to follow to deploy KidsGuard Pro for Android on your kid's phone and start monitoring remotely.

Step 1. Register An KidsGuard Pro Account

Firstly, you can click "Sign Up" button below to create a KidsGuard Pro account with an email address, username, and password. Thereafter, you need to pick a plan as per your suitability.

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Step 2. Deploy KidsGuard Pro

Take your kid's device and visit www.clevguard.net. Swipe to download the APK file. Install KidsGuard Pro for Android from APK file and thereafter, launch the app. Log into KidsGuard Pro app using your KidsGuard Pro account credentials.

download and install kidsguard pro for android

Step 3. Start Protecting Your Kids

Once the installation is complete, come back to your phone or computer and go to KidsGuard Pro dashboard. You will see your kid's device name and you can explore different options on the main menu to monitor all the available parameters.

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2. Educate Your Kid About Body Parts and Boundaries

Always make your children know the actual parts of the body so that they can report to you the exact incident with definite names of the body parts seen or touched by others. From an early age, you should make your kid which body parts are private and nobody should be allowed to see or touch them.

It will make your child understand the body boundaries and naturally, they will get habituated and take prompt action when someone tries to break the boundaries.

3. Explaining about Privacy

You must discuss body privacy with your kids. Explain that nobody should see or touch their private parts other than the parents. You must explain all the privacy rules like always closing the bathroom door, changing dress in a fully closed room. Teach them to say "please stop" if they are uncomfortable with the touches of an adult.

The privacy rules have to apply to all including friends, family members, relatives, and strangers. If someone is trying or forcing to break the privacy rules, no matter how good the person seems to be, your kid should ask for nearby help as well as report to parents immediately.

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4. Don't Force Child To be Uncomfortable

If your child does not have a desire to kiss or hug anyone, you must never force him/her. You must understand that the child is uncomfortable. Teach kids to say 'No' if they are not at ease. Even if they don't want to talk to somebody, you must not insist.

This will give your child the right to refuse something which he/she does not like. What matters the most is the safety of your child. You should stop caring about how people will think.

5. Be Open To Your Child

Try to be a close and good friend of your child. You must be aware of what is happening in your child's life. For this, you must be available all the time and answer all of your kid's queries. You should not alienate yourself from your kid with excuses like you don't have time, you don't feel like discussing anything. You should be excited to listen to your kid so that your kid can also be excited to share with you.

Have open discussions and explain what your child is curious about. If they don't get replies to their answers, they will feel lonely. This will make them a potential target for pedophiles as getting close to a lonely child is the easiest thing for them.

be open to kids

6. Don't Blame an Abused Child

Never blame your child immediately if he/she is sexually abused. You must tell your child to share the whole incident without making him/her feel scared. This is because the pedophile must have already threatened him/her not to share it with anyone and the fear of facing the consequences.

Moreover, keep in mind that a pedophile will make the victim feel guilty after the abuse. You have to provide mental support to your kid to be strong after facing abuse. Once you have the whole story from your kid, you can face the culprit and take the necessary action.

Conclusion

First of all, be ready to accept that your kid could be the next victim of a person suffering from child pedophilia. Secondly, start monitoring your kid's phone activities and have regular conversations to understand whom your kid met and what they talked about.

Thirdly, educate your kid on what is appropriate and what is not. You should also educate yourself to identify a child predator even if it is someone you already know. Finally, go for KidsGuard Pro for Android and KidsGuard Pro for iOS app for complete parental monitoring.

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By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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