Children who are insecure and lonely are often targeted by bullies. The same kids who are targeted by bullies can also be targeted by groomers, one type of sexual abuse perpetrator. A groomer is someone who showers a child with attention, affection, or whatever it is that they are lacking in their everyday life. This attention will start as friendly, but will slowly escalate to more sexual behavior.
I’ve said it before in many ways. Kids without a proper support system at home, and among their friends, are kids who make for easy targets. Whether it’s by bullies, or pedophiles, they don’t have anywhere to turn. Make sure you are somewhere to turn for the kids in your life.