They exist. We all know that.
From the moment we begin to get online, we are warned by adults and teachers of what we are not to do:
*don't tell people your real name
*don't use your nickname
*don't tell people where your from
*don't tell your age
*don't tell your gender
*don't talk to anyone too old
The list goes on and on.
Because there are people who get some sick pleasure from mentally-and eventually physically-screwing around with teens and kids, hoping to get an easy lay; maybe even kill the child.
I understand playing it safe; I myself try to be careful.
But there are older men and women that do like to go online, and all they want to do is talk.
They listen to problems of kids, sympathize, give advice, and they have no interest whatsoever in getting with them.
I've met perverts and I've met good people. I don't believe it's needed to call the good people sick or pedofiles simply because they are older.
If you want to be careful, I understand.
But there is one thing that needs to be cleared, more than anything:
The children are also to blame.
If a pervert appraoches a child and tries to warp them into relying on them and meeting them, the child or teen in question is also to blame. They are to blame because if they had any self respect at all, they would get over their problems instead of chatting with someone to "feel less lonely" or "make the pain go away" because "no one understands" but the pervert.
I'm just tired of all the stories because a kid is too stupid to stop everything before something bad happens.
Just a thought. I'd love another opinion, because I really don't understand.