Saturday, May 19, 2007

"To Catch a Predator" book

After waiting awhile, I've finally gotten to start reading the new book out called "To Catch a Predator". It's by Chris Hansen (the reporter behind the series) and it's based of course on the "TCAP" specials that air on Dateline NBC. If you have children and want to keep them safe from the many sickos that populate the Internet, you owe it to yourself to pick this book up. It's a fast-paced, easy to read book that gives a lot of advice and pointers to protect kids from internet predators, and also provides further background on the reports that first aired on television.

For example, David Kaye (the rabbi who came to the house to meet who he thought was a 13-year old boy, only to be confronted by Hansen) was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison. That made me feel a little better to know that this evil man is getting justice.

A big thank you to Nancy of the Patchogue-Medford Library for reserving the book for me, and even DROPPING IT OFF at my job. Seriously, that was such an awesome thing to do.

Check out the "To Catch a Predator" website, complete with help for parents and complete videos of all the specials at

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