Trolling, Luring and Trafficking: Online Dangers
There are dangers lurking online that may harm you or your family, and Dr. Phil is putting you on alert! Hit record on your DVR and watch this show with your daughters and sons.
Many young people participate in social networking sites, posting provocative pictures and dialogue online. Dr. Phil conducts an experiment to prove how easy it is to pose as someone else on the Internet and lure in a victim. You won't believe the results!
Rosabella was only 14 when she was sold online for sex. Hear her shocking firsthand account of how she was lured into sex trafficking and plied with drugs and alcohol.
Dana is scared that her 14-year-old daughter, Stephanie, will be kidnapped or raped by strangers she meets on the Internet. She says the teen is constantly talking to guys she encounters, and she's found naked pictures of men in Stephanie's e-mail. And, hear from Robin Sax, a former sex crimes prosecutor.
Stephanie admits she sends risqué pictures to men and has considered taking them up on their offers to fly her across the country. The teen makes a surprising confession to her mom as Dr. Phil drills down to determine what's motivating her behavior.
Meet a family that was cyber stalked by proxy. Find out how they say they were relentlessly tortured by trolls online after their daughter was killed.
Dr. Phil's Final Thoughts
"Parents out there, we need to be computer-literate. We need to know what's going on with our kids, because let me tell you, they're so much better at this digital world than we are, and we have to close that information gap."
- Read the CHP's statement in its entirety.
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