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To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home Hardcover – March 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1 edition (March 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525950095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525950097
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,327,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Listeners will swear that narrator Todd McLaren sounds exactly like show host Stone Phillips, deep and articulate." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

About the Author

Chris Hansen is the correspondent for the successful "To Catch a Predator" series. For the last twelve years, he has been an on-air correspondent for NBC's Dateline. Since the Dateline specials have aired, the show has exposed over two hundred potential child predators in its stings. Chris Hansen has testified before Congress on this issue as a nationally known authority on protecting children from child predators.

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This book is a must read for all parents with kids online.
Danny Matthews
It introduces new ways to treat the men as well as techniques parents can use to help protect their children from such men.
John T. Espy
Overall, I think the book has some good information and is worth reading.
Frederick S. Goethel

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Charles D. Maynard on May 6, 2007
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I bought this book for the same reason I watched all of the 'Predator' shows: To see creatures who live under the rocks among us and watch their reactions when they are exposed to the light. Each creep who slanks through the door at the 'Predator' house is caught in the glow; they are forced into lying. Chris Hansen does a marvelous job of letting them get caaught in their own web then with those magic words "I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC and we're..." we watch them melt in their own goo. It's voyeuristic on our part but also in the confusing world of greys we are presented with a clear vision of black and white and the bad guys in black hats are caught. So I assummed the book would be more of the same stories, each with a little twist (this one is a rabbi; this one a periodontist, this one a...etc.)

But to expect that is to forget that even though he is a good entertainer and story teller, Chris Hansen is in his heart a journalist. He wants to tell a good story, but instead of simply telling the same one over and over (which he could easily have done and walked away with a healthy pocket of change) Hansen wants to tell the whole story. In this book he looks at the epidemic of child sexual abuse via computer from all sides. Rather than simply rehash what we have seen on the television he uses the book to explore the depths of this silent and terrifying epidemic in ways that television doesn't allow. The reader who expects to be 'entertained' by watching the predators walk into the trap and get snapped up over and over may be dissappointed. Chris Hansen's book will require thought and effort by the reader. Instead of merely sitting back and being spoon-fed stories the book digs into this horrible epidemic and examines it from many angles. It is required reading for any household with a computer and children under the age of eighteen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John T. Espy on May 27, 2011
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Like most of the other reviewers of this book, I first became a fan of Chris Hansen's work through the show.

The show was educational, showing just how many sexual predators trolled the internet, and made for good entertainment, as Chris interviews each of the predators who show up at the house and are afterwards arrested.

The book goes into much greater detail. it explains how each investigation was put together and the amount of labor that was involved.

The psychology of a sexual predator is also explained in great detail. It introduces new ways to treat the men as well as techniques parents can use to help protect their children from such men.

Also talked about are the various advocate groups that exist to combat the problem.

To Catch A Predator is a great book, well written, and plenty of detail. Not only is this book a good read, but a pleasure to read. Any who appreciate Chris Hansen's work should definitely order their copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Max Power on October 21, 2011
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An inside look at the MSNBC series of the same name, this is a "can't put it down" book that opens your eyes to the online world of the sexual predator / child molester. If you have young children or grandchildren who use the internet, this is a "must read" for you.
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As the father of three sons, I had to decide on this issue: do I prevent my sons from using the internet or do I teach them to use it safely. Just to allow them to use the net without teaching them safe practices is about as smart as giving them a handgun and a pocket full of bullets.

Since the internet has become such an important part of business and communication, I feel to keep them from using it at all is to handicap them.

In this book, Hansen outlines a simple plan for using the internet safely. If you don't do anything else with the book, I'd recommend reading the 20 step plan for parents and children outlined starting on page 231.

I own the software recommended in the last chapter and have foud that to be helpful as well.

Charles Runels, MD
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Parry Aftab on March 18, 2007
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I've written several books on the subject and am generally considered a leading expert on cybersafety, especially when it comes ot kids online. When Chris first approached me asking what I thought about kids on (...)and cyberbullying, I was surprised. I had heard he was writing a book, but thought it would just be more of the kind of thing he was doing on Dateline.

It turns out it is much more. And, it's a fast and good read. Easy, not techy. Compelling. Passionate. Inspiring. Touching. Empowering.

It shares real stories. (Which we have learned is the best way to convey the safety messages in a compelling way.) It uses common sense. It brings together expertise from many of us in the field.

I told Chris that I won't be writing another book for parents about overall cybersafety. He did too good a job in this for me to need to write any more.

So, don't buy my book. Buy his.

It's more than a guide on cybersafety, more than a book adaptation of the Dateline To Catch a Predator series. It's a primer on living with kids in this new world where everyone is wired and wireless 24/7.

Thanks Chris.
and thanks to all of those incredible people who helped tell the story of kids online, by sharing their own personal stories, and pain, and sacrifices and passion.

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