The FBI Warning about Child Sexual Abuse Exploitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.
3 min readMar 25, 2020

by Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

The FBI sounded the alarm today regarding the dangers of children being abused by on-line predators. Due to schools closing across the country, most children are glued to their computers and phones, where predators lurk. Predators make casual contact with a child, gain their trust and eventually introduce sexual content into the conversation. They could also send them sexually explicit photos or videos and ask the child to send them photos or videos…

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children