Grooming happens slowly, then quickly. Predators excel at what they do. As a result, almost no child can recognize they’re being groomed unless they’ve been told how. Parents and guardians are unlikely to notice the dangers, too.
Recognize that most children who suffer physical or sexual abuse — about 95% — do so at the hands of someone they know. It’s the neighbor, teacher, coach, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and grandparents that are abusing children.