Question by  Barbara52 (11)

Is it ok for a child to have an adult friend?

Should I be worried?


Answer by  CatherineKlay (440)

I think it's always a parent's job to worry at least at little. You don't say how old the child is, but parental supervision is key. An adult friend can be fine, but parent's need to stay in the loop and let their gut feelings have a role.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes. You should be worried. Ask your child who this person is and make sure they are not a sexual predator. It's abnormal for children to have adults for friends.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

I would never allowed a child to be friends with an adult, unless you 100% trust that adult with your life.


Answer by  Pam84 (330)

I would be extremely cautious. Pedophiles "groom" thier victims by befreinding them. This applies particularly if the adult friend is male. How many 25-year-old men do you know that have buddies that are 10-years-old? Not a normal situation. Take time research how pedophiles groom (a quick searach will get you a lot of information)and then watch closely!

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