February 03, 2009
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.
Preying on the Predators
Colorado detective Mike Harris works overtime tracking online pedophiles. He says one piece of equipment gives him a high success rate.
Caught on Tape?
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 or younger.
Flirting with Danger?
Sixteen-year-old Zoe admits that she exchanges risqué photos with men on the Internet 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.
A Terrifying Ordeal
Kyra was 12 when she was sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old man she met in a chat room. She bravely shares her story in hopes that it will help prevent another child from being hurt.