Smith in an article for the American Psychological Association, "Are Internet Affairs Different?" The freedom to fantasize, without the intrusion of reality — as well as the anonymity afforded by the Internet — also can be alluring.where two people are getting their needs met outside of their marriage or relationship."Such an affair may involve virtual sex, yes — but not necessarily.
They look for children that are emotionally vulnerable which can be related to personal issues derived from problems at school or home.
They use these issues to befriend the victim and empathize with them while building a pseudo friendship and trust.
Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market.
Unsecured mobile phones are among the top seven major causes of security breaches and your mobile number is all a hacker needs to start the attack.
If a child indicates frustration with parents or teachers at school, the predator might suggest the child's parents are way too strict or their teacher is being unfair.
This plays right into the adolescent mind as they look for someone to validate their feelings.
Sexual predators do exist and are a very real threat.
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.
Gary Neuman, author of "Emotional Infidelity: How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Relationship" (Three Rivers Press).