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To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home [NOOK Book]

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An urgently needed primer on how to protect kids from the increasing threat of online predators

Over 40 million Americans have seen Dateline’s ongoing popular series To Catch a Predator, which has caught over two hundred potential child predators. While the show exposed this epidemic, Chris Hansen’s book, To Catch a Predator, shares the true stories of families who have been targeted by predators, revealing the tactics predators use to ...
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To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home

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Overview

An urgently needed primer on how to protect kids from the increasing threat of online predators

Over 40 million Americans have seen Dateline’s ongoing popular series To Catch a Predator, which has caught over two hundred potential child predators. While the show exposed this epidemic, Chris Hansen’s book, To Catch a Predator, shares the true stories of families who have been targeted by predators, revealing the tactics predators use to manipulate their victims and why even cautious families can be vulnerable to their attacks. He also offers suggestions from police officers, therapists, and child predators on the best approaches for preventing these crimes. Most critically, he provides parents with concrete steps they can take to protect their kids today, including how to initiate meaningful conversations with their children. To Catch a Predator teaches parents and children what they need to know before the next predator strikes.
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If you watch Dateline, you probably know the "To Catch a Predator" setup. To Catch a Predator the book recounts the preparation and aftermath of the harrowing encounters presented on the show, but it also situates the parent/reader in the story, by explaining how online predators burrow into your children's lives. A must-read for any parent who cares.
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"Listeners will swear that narrator Todd McLaren sounds exactly like show host Stone Phillips, deep and articulate." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101213674
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 319 KB

Meet the Author

Chris Hansen is a journalist and correspondent who is best known for his work on the Dateline NBC television segment "To Catch a Predator," which revolves around catching Internet sex predators using a sting operation. He lives in Connecticut. Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Long Island and Virginia Investigations     11
Kacie Rene Woody     31
A Tale of Two Advocates     63
California Investigation     83
The Other Victims     93
MySpace     127
Ohio and Florida Investigations     151
Bobby Grizzard: Determined Detective     169
Treatment and Offenders     189
Georgia and Northern California Investigations     209
Keeping Kids Safe     223
Afterword     240
Acknowledgments     247
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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Great book for Parents

    Overall, Chris Hansen completed an exceptional work of literature for entertainment and enlightenment. It gives formal advice and power to parents. Whether someone has children, is planning, or is interested in a respectable read about online predators, then this book will suffice. If anything else, the author has given parents hope. It is a hope that future generations will continue to grow and educate one another so that we can live in a society where people are more accepting, empathetic, sympathetic, and willing to help those around us. Chris Hansen has showed us, without loads of empirical data, or scientific research, that the problems around us are very real, and in our homes, without anyone stepping a foot inside. The beginning starts in our minds and our homes. Communication is the key that will open the door.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    More than just a rundown of the TO CATCH A PREDATOR Dateline NBC series (although it does do that), this book also contains heartbreaking stories of children who have been exploited -- and in some cases murdered -- by predators they met on the Internet. <BR/><BR/>Chris Hansen does a great job of illustrating the fact that the computer and the Internet, as a whole, are useful tools that even younger children can take advantage of. But his tips and hints for protecting your children from online predators are something that EVERY parent needs to read -- and then share with their kids. <BR/><BR/>While I tried to avoid scaring my two children (ages 10 and 6), I have sat them down and discussed the dangers that can be found on the Internet. Just as predators in real life don't always look like what they are, I think my kids now understand that people they could meet online aren't necessarily who they claim to be, either. <BR/><BR/>I highly recommend all parents, especially those of teens and pre-teens, who have a computer pick up a copy of TO CATCH A PREDATOR. You'll be amazed, frightened, and instilled with a sense of urgency when it comes to the protection of your kids.

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  • Posted November 8, 2008

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    Nothing as interesting as the actual show here, but still some good advice.

    Much like the popular Dateline series, sheds a light on the mostly dark world of sexual predators on the internet. Don't expect a rehash of the titillating television drama here--instead, Hansen intersperses stories from the show with advice and true stories of victims and their families. Not great, but good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    A MUST READ for Parents

    This book was very informative for parents. There are great resources referenced. Good information on the impact of predators on spouse, children, parents, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2007

    Must Read

    Very compelling and informative!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2007

    Best Catch for Hansen

    As Chris Hansen has shown time and time again on To Catch A Predator, child predators will go to any length to meet up with a kid. If you love the show, then you will read every page of the book. I recommend this book to any parent with children or anyone that has interests in cybercrimes or the stories on TCAP.

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