An important story, now, for parents, how to protect your children against online predators. On "katie," katie couric sits down with three convicted predators on how they targeted their victims. This... See More
An important story, now, for parents, how to protect your children against online predators. On "katie," katie couric sits down with three convicted predators on how they targeted their victims. This is gripping stuff. It's really scary stuff, george. You know as a dad of two girls who are 10 and 7 now. My daughters are older now. 21 and 16. But it's something every parent needs to be concerned about because one in ten kids online is approached by a predator. And there's tricks of the trade. Now, there's a lot less parental supervision, because devices are everywhere. They're mobile divorces. They're playstations. They're tablets. We thought it was really important, not only to help parents supervise their kids and understand can be done, but also get into the minds of some of the predators and how they operate. You talk about the tricks of the trade. You have three of the predators who come on the air and tell you how they did it. That's right. I sat down, george, with three convicted online predators. One was a 55-year-old man at the time of hisarrest, meeting a 15-year-old and 17-year-old gi he had met online for sex. THE OTHER MAN WAS IN HIS 30s. The father of a 5-year-old, who started by -- how is that possible? Started, actually, soliciting sex with adult women. That led to an interest in child pornography and incest. And he actually was in a sting operation with a 12-year-old and 14-year-old girl, that had been set up by the authorities. And finally, a college student who was tricking girls as young as 13, to send him elicit photos. I sat down to talk to them to really find out what it was that motivated them and how they did it. And they talked to me about grooming, which is really the process of winning over the trust of these innocent kids. And we have the story of one 13-year-old, george. It's heartbreaking. She thought she was meeting her first love online. She thought he was a kid. He turned out to be an older guy. And what happened is really frightening. Also, important information for parents on how to prevent it and how to block it. That's right. Security experts are going to be there and people who actually understand, sort of, the psychology of the predators. Hopefully this will be a show where parents will learn a lot about this problem. And as a result, be able to protect their children. We look forward to that this afternoon. Katie couric. You can see more of katie's report on "katie" on abc. Check your local listing for times. Now, a final check of the
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