Offender Traits
These common traits of sex offenders should help you raise the red flag on inappropriate relationships between adults and your children.

  • Adults who seem preoccupied with children
  • Single adults who work or volunteer with children's clubs/activities and frequently spend their free time doing "special" things with kids
  • Adults who spend time volunteering with youth groups who do not have children in those groups
  • Adults who seem to engage in frequent contact with children, i.e., casual touching, caressing, wrestling, tickling, combing hair or having children sit on their lap
  • Adults who act like children when with children or who allow children to do questionable or inappropriate things
  • Adults who want to take your children on special outings too frequently or plan activities that would include being alone with your child
  • Adults who do not have children and seem to know too much about the current fads or music popular with children
  • Adults that your children seem to like for reasons you don't understand
  • Adults who seem able to infiltrate family and social functions or are "always available" to watch your kids
Related Resources
  • Family Watchdog
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • The Polly Klaas Foundation
  • The Jessica Marie Lunsford Foundation
  • Amber Alert