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Topic : 05/22 Predator Sting

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Created on : Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:22:05 am
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With the Internet right in your home, pedophiles have an easy way to make contact with your children. The only way to protect your kids from predators is to know how, when and where they operate. Dr. Phil uncovers the secret strategies of sexual predators. First, he teams up with former detective sergeant Rob Nickel to perform a serious and potentially dangerous undercover operation: to out a sexual predator working the Internet.  Follow the surprising turn of events when Dr. Phil gets the Las Vegas police involved. Then, social networking Web site boasts 73 million members, many of whom are kids. When a Dr. Phil producer sets up a fake MySpace account posing as a 15-year-old girl, you won’t believe the response she gets. Next, a concerned mom takes MySpace into her own hands. Learn her sneaky strategy for keeping tabs on her kids and see how far they are willing to go online. Plus, with over 750,000 predators on the Internet, wouldn't you like to know who might be living on your block, in your neighborhood, possibly even next door? Dr. Phil shows you how to find out, right from your own home.

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Staying Safe In A Wired World: A Parents Guide To Internet Safety  by Rob Nickel.

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May 22, 2006, 8:56 am CDT

Worried In PA

I just went to and it would not give me information about predators in my area. I guess from what it said was that PA does not list predators. There are 3 other states in the US that do not give out that information also.   If anyone can help me with ideas of how to change this please let me know.  Thanks!
May 22, 2006, 8:56 am CDT

Todays Show

I'm 22 years old and I keep putting off having kids. My husband just got out of the USMC after serving 8 years. i meet him online at a yahoo chat room I was 15 at the time he was 19 we talked online for 3 year before we saw each other in person. We went to a local place magic mountain in California. I took one of my freinds with me he took one of his as well. everything went well with us because now we have been married for 3 years. But i will not tell my kids when i have them how we met. I am worried they will get involved with the wrong person. My husband was not the first guy i have met on the internet my friend and i met others online. My friend met a young guy online and he took her to a motel room and raped her, I got the phone call and my dad had to go pick her up. She then set up a date with two guys and us at a pool hall, i didnt know at the time she did it untill they showed up. They seemed nice at the time and they had an apartment across the street from the pool hall. they invited us over to watch TV i had declined. But my friend refused to get in the car with me so we could go home. i was responsible for her at the time. i had to make sure she got home that night . i made a deal with her. I told her if I or you feel unconfortable at any time were leaving no ifs ands or butts and she said ok. We got there and they seperated us, I was draged into the back room  she was in the living room with the other guy. I screamed and called for her and she never came the music was to loud she was into the other guy. the guy pushed me down on the bed and he wouldnt let me go. He started to pull down my pants and then he got a phone call from his brother in jail. he made me talk to him. he then took the call into the hallway and i pulled my pants up and tried to leave there was a knife above my head on the bed where he restrained me I ran out of the house and he tried to pull me back up the stairs i screamed and went to my car. I was scared and confused at the time couldnt believe what happened they started off nice and said they were in the air force and i believed it and i trusted someone i thought was my best friend. if you feel unconfortable reading this im sorry but i hope this will make young teens think before they meet someone off the internet . those two guys are still free and might still be doing this to other woman. Thank you to the Dr. Phill show i will not allow my kids on the computer without my supervision ever..............................
May 22, 2006, 8:59 am CDT

"Sex" offender's listings

My problem with sites such as familywatchdog is that there are many men on the list who do not belong there and many women not on the list who clearly do belong there.

For instance, in most jurisdictions if a pair of 15 year olds have sex and are caught, the boy (NOT the girl) will be on the sex offender's registry, there are thousands of those. Men who have captured underage female criminals are on the sex offender's registry, many of those. There are even a few men who found child porn on computers to be repaired who are now on the sex offender's registry: Their crime was reporting the crime ...

On the other hand, women who've raped tens of boys are not generally on the list, there are a very few exceptions. Women who've used a gun in sex offences against males are not generally on the list. Women who've drugged college age men for sex, they too are not on the list.

I do not know if there is a way of solving the massive size and scope of the problem here.
May 22, 2006, 9:10 am CDT

This just happened to us

   My daughter (19) was at a competition and was approached by an older man and his wife.  He made small talk about her sport then took some pictures of her.  Here comes the scary part, then he asked her for her e-mail address.  She gave it to him thinking he's a nice old man with his wife.   Then it started:  He sent the pictures then would sign off with " YOUR VERY OWN PERSONAL, DISCRETE, ENGLISHMAN AWAITS-TEACHER, SPICY BON VIV-EUR  and CONFIDANTE EXTRAORDINAIRE  

 We received two e-mails like that. Then we decided to contact our local police. They could do nothing.  The best advice they could give us was to get a picture of him in case he was dangerous.  My sister helped me get his picture by asking three questions: 1,How old was he?  2, Why was he after young girls?  3, wasn't he married?  His reply: 1, Old enough 2, Because I like them!  3, Yes, so what      He then asked her if there are any other avenues,we might usefully explore together. My sister then asked for his picture.  He sent his profile.  It contained a picture with porn web sites and some other suggestions!  Right now we have the Texas Rangers on the case.  They know where he lives ,but can not do anything to him.  He didn't break any laws. And he has no criminal record. 


May 22, 2006, 9:25 am CDT

05/22 Predator Sting

Quote From: robnickel

This is Rob Nickel the Guest on the show who did the Undercover work and I encourage any parent to watch this show to see just how predator's and pedophile think and act.  It is a real eye opener, and I want to thank Dr. Phil for having such a show to help show parents the dangers that lurk online.  


I appreciate that Dr. Phil cares about these issues and I was so impressed with his staff.  I cannot say enough good things about the producers and other staff that work on the Dr. Phil show... Thank you so much.  


All the best - and Surf Safe!  


Rob Nickel  

Hi Rob. Words can't say how I feel about these grossly sicko's. Put them all together in a prison and let them ROT. These poor children will be scared for life. Sad and angry. Good job Doctor Phil.   

May 22, 2006, 9:27 am CDT


I have tried to convince my husband the danger about predators on line. I myself have been abused by two relatives and ended up in a hospital.   

He (my husband) thought I was to over protective when I told him about predators on line and that I want (when she grows up) our daughters computer in the livingroom. I have done a lot of research about predators, but my husband dont believe the fact I am bringing up.  


 I am therefore so thankful that Dr Phil made this show about predators . Your words have a great impact. Thank you for being the childrens voice. And the former police officer, thank you so much for your difficult work. Bless your heart.  


May 22, 2006, 9:36 am CDT

MySpace is getting a bad rep

 My Space has been all over the news lately as a place where pedophiles try to hook up with kids which I dont doubt this and do NOT abide by it BUT its not the only place,they can do it through  any messenger like msn,icq,aol,yahoo chat,and many other sites Im sure the kids of today know about that I dont.I commend Dr.Phil and anyone else trying to catch these sicko's but lets be fair and not place only MySpace in the limelight as being a poitential playground for these deviates becausee there are many others they can and do get on also.Yet every show Ive seen lately about pedophile stings and such only mentions myspace.I am a 44 yr old mother of two grown kids and I happen to have a page on myspace myself.Parents need to be aware that its everywhere so the best way to combat it is to get a program like Net Nanny or the many others that are FREE online that you can download and protect your child from sites they shouldnt be on and also record every key stroke made by both parties,some of them cost money but your children are worth it.Dont get me wrong I am NOT saying myspace isnt an easy target for this sadistic type of deviant  Im just saying in all fairness lets talk about all of them and the parents responsibility in making sure your child is safe while online.God bless and lets keep our children safe.God bless you Dr.Phil for shedding even more light on the problem.
May 22, 2006, 9:47 am CDT


I do not agree with myspace at all. I think it is a way for kids to get into a lot of trouble. being a teenager myself, I would like a internet page where people can learn about me and meet new friends. However, I think myspace is not a healthy nor good way for teenagers to express themselves with others. Especially showing so many revealing clothes in their pictures. To me, I think these teenagers need more parental guidence, parental nurturing, and restrictive internet access. 

May 22, 2006, 9:56 am CDT

It's not always "Stranger Danger"

I wasn't able to watch the show but am thrilled that there are adults that are so willing to do whatever thay can stop the heinous crimes that these predators are inflicting on our precious children. 


PLease, please, please parents...don't think that it's just on line predators or the strangers that your children meet that will damage them.  I have no idea what the statics are but most sexual molestations on children are done by a family member or someone that is known and trusted by the family.  I was molested by 5 different men between the ages of 6 and 13, only 1 was a stranger.  Some of you may believe that I must have been some kind of slut or had to be doing something to attract these men.  Please remember that I was only 6 the first time then 9 (2 different men), 10, and 13.  I wasn't even pretty, just a chubby little girl.   Somehow these men could see that I was too afraid and ashamed to tell.  My parents were very strict and my perception was that I was going to be the blame and get punished for it. 


Be sure that your children know that without a doubt, they will not be blamed if they tell you.  If you will not take their accusations seriously and make excuses for the abuser, you are just as guilty as the molester.   

May 22, 2006, 9:59 am CDT

Helpful Program today

Im so glad that Dr. Phil does shows like today (Internet Predators), but one thing that really brings my blood to a boil is the fact that I have to pay to find out whats happening on my street or even in my area! Why do I pay taxes? Granted......$10.00 IS NOT a high price to pay for (if it saves my kids from harm), but........COME the pople who cant afford even $2.00......still deserve to know whats going on.....SORRY!, but now I  have a whole new complaint Dr. Phil !! Is the Government that shallow? 

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