One Mother's Story: What Happens When an Online Predator Attacks in Real Life

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/what-happens-online-predator-attacks-real-life/

Content Warning: This article discusses multiple forms of trauma, including sexual assault. There’s a quote attributed to writer and speaker Glennon Doyle that says, “There’s no such thing as other people’s kids.” The first time I read that line, it resonated with me in a powerful way. I’m a mom to three girls, but I — like all of us at Bark — am passionate about the well-being of all children everywhere. I remember that line when I’m on a turbulent airplane ride, next to a seemingly indifferent 13-year-old boy who is flying with his blissfully snoozing dad. He had spent the…