The pandemic made it easier for online predators to prey on children stuck at home. Dr. Phil speaks with parents who have experienced the dark side of the internet. First, Patrick’s 15-year-old daughter, Sophie, was last seen four years ago on surveillance footage walking down a street in the early morning hours. The police told Patrick they found on Sophie’s computer that she was dabbling in adult websites which could have gotten her entangled in human trafficking. Next, Meaghan says she caught her young daughter chatting and sending explicit videos to older men. Plus, Roo Powell is a child advocate who transforms herself into online teenage decoys to help law enforcement catch predators. And, human trafficking and online sex crime expert Detective Joseph Scaramucci tells Dr. Phil what to look for on your child’s phone.

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