This is definitely NOT a topic I want to think about and, although it doesn’t seem to be an emergency preparedness topic directly, it is a very real threat to our children’s safety and well-being. It should go without saying that it is our responsibility to protect our children in every way possible, especially from sexual predators. An aspect of this responsibility is being aware of known threats.
Family Watchdog is a site where you can type in your street address (or just zip code) to view a local map of all the registered sex offenders in the area. The map is color-coded and includes a legend for quick reference. You can also click each offender’s square to find out more about the person and often see a picture as well. Who knows, you could be living right next door to one and never even know it.