18) If anyone expresses concerns about his or her behavior, a predator generally responds with denial and aggression, making the concerned individual feel like a fool. Nobody wants to feel like a fool, so without proof of wrongdoing, the concerned individual often returns to silence.
If someone's behavior is suspect or makes one uncomfortable, it needs to be questioned and, even if there is no proof of inappropriate or criminal behavior, children need to be protected from that person. If it's just a "feeling of discomfort," no fuss should be made in case the person is innocent. However, even without making a fuss, a parent or caregiver should take extra precautions to keep a child safe.
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