“Community misconceptions can lead to the vilification of parents as being inattentive or not adequately protective, based on the idea that attentive parents will instinctively detect grooming and know their child is in danger.”
“In reality, it is difficult for people to process relevant information and reach accurate conclusions at the time of the event.
Frankly, it’s this idea that you “would know” that allows many predators to continue to abuse children, because they don’t fit what you think you know about pedophiles. Don’t assume you’d be able to tell if your child was in danger, because abusers come in all shapes, sizes, races, and genders. There is no “type” of person who abuses children.