Synopses & Reviews
An urgently needed primer on how to protect kids from the increasing threat of online predators Over 40 million Americans have seen Datelines ongoing popular series To Catch a Predator, which has caught over two hundred potential child predators. While the show exposed this epidemic, Chris Hansens 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.
Based on the popular "Dateline" series, this book shares the true stories of families who have been targeted by online predators, revealing the tactics they use to manipulate their victims and why even cautious families can be vulnerable to these attacks.
About 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?