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Topic : 02/03 Pursuing the Predator: Internet Investigations

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Created on : Friday, January 30, 2009, 02:15:30 pm
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Pedophiles once lurked in parks and around schoolyards, and then they prowled the playground of the World Wide Web. Now these predators have a more sinister method at their fingertips – sending explicit text messages directly to your child's cell phone. Dr. Phil examines the latest technological threats to your kids and shows you how to protect them. Joining him is Colorado detective Mike Harris, who works overtime tracking online predators. He says one piece of equipment gives him a high success rate. Find out what this device is, and how you can use it to monitor your children. Next, go behind the scenes as Mike’s unit prepares to take down a 28-year-old man allegedly texting sexually explicit material to a girl he thinks is 15. Dr. Phil cameras capture the dramatic arrest on tape. Then, 16-year-old Zoe admits that she exchanges risqué photos with men online but says this is normal teen behavior. Her mother, Sharon, says Zoe invited a man into her home whom she met online, and she worries for Zoe's safety. Dr. Phil has a stern message for the teen. And, Kyra was 12 when she was sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man she met in a chat room. How can she pick up the pieces and move on with her life? Will her story be a wake-up call to Zoe? Plus, don’t miss the top three things you can do to save your child from cell phone perverts. Talk about the show here.

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February 8, 2009, 12:13 pm CST

INTERNET PREDITORS

i WAS DIAPOINTED THAT YOU SHOWED THE FACES OF THE 16 YEAR OLD AND THE 13 YEAR OLD GIRL ON YOUR PROGRAM. i DO HOPE YOU PROVIDED THEM WITH COUNSELING. iT APPEARS TO ME THAT YOUNG GIRLS NEED A FATHER WHO LOVES THEM OR SOME ONE THEY CAN TURN TO WHEN THERE IS ADIVORCE OR THE FATHER LEAVES.  I WAS GLAD TO HEARABOUT THE RADAR FOR MOBILE PHONES ALTHOUGH MY CHILDREN ARE GROWN MY GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE IN THAT CATAGORY SOON. YOUR PROGRAM SHOWS HOW MUCH WE NEED STRONG FAMILES WITH A FATHER AND A MOTHER WHO LOVE THEM.

DON zAHN

 
February 10, 2009, 9:56 pm CST

Keep Your Eye Open

My daughter just turned 13 and her father gave her a cell phone. She has only had it a week when I started checking it. Little did I know that she was on a chat room and some person was already texting her that He Loved Her. I took her phone and decided to have her text this person to find out whatever we could. He lied about his age, were he lived, his cell number, would not send us a picture and also was going to let my daughter come stary with him if she was going to runaway (which she wasn't) Its real scary out their. I hope that who ever reads this keeps a close eye on their children. She is my only girl out of 4 boys and this was a huge eye opener for me. I had to her the show plus we are looking for a class or seminar that we both can attend to show her how important all these messages are. My
 
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