I didn't know whether to post this here..or in the Inferno where I could say what I feel like saying.. Holy Crap. Inside Dateline: To Catch a Predator III - Dateline NBC- msnbc.com Did anyone see Dateline last night? (Friday) It was about internet predators going after preteens and young teens in Fairfax, Virginia. Ghrit? Isn't this your part of the country? And is there already something on this and I missed it?? (if so..just delete this please...) They did a sting, setting up men to meet either a 12yo girl or 13yo boy for sex in a house along in the suburbs. They got 19 guys, one who followed directions to strip in the garage and come into the house naked! The same guy went back on the internet that night and set up a meeting the next day in McDonalds. They got an emergency room doctor, a high school special ed teacher, and an active duty Armyman. One guy who was wearing a T-shirt saying I give blood. It's going to be aired again tonight at 8 p.m. on MSNBC.. They didn't arrest any of them. Police weren't involved in the sting. They turned over the info to the local police after the fact, and after letting all the men go free. I am one of the ones guilty of giving info....I used to trust everyone and have even been called "Pollyanna" on more than one occasion....Perhaps I wanted to believe in the innate goodness of people... Yeah..Well, that changed. Just pick up a paper, or watch the news....also after some things I went through, personally. I am pretty confidant that anyone over here who have children at home are monitoring their internet activities......and if you know anyone that doesn't??? Pls tell them about this show... I was one of those "mean"parents...No MTV...No Simpsons...(I didn't like the way they talked to their parents...) No Beavis and Butthead...No Ren & Stimpy....and I know I've posted this before....but recently I asked my daughter if I was too strict....she hugged me and said "Mom? You were NORMAL..and I'm glad you were".....High praise from a 20 yr old just starting life who think they know everything... I am glad I was one of the "mean" parents. My daughter doesnt' trust people the way I did...as I let her learn from my experiences...and told her the truth. Didn't help her one damn bit to shield her from this....That would be harming her....and putting her life in danger. If you get a chance...watch it. Someone taped it and brought it in to work this morning..and we have been watching it.....Actually..one of my friends in the PH community called me about it...and then one of the women at work brought the tape in as another girl there has a 13 yr old girl with free rein of the internet. Appalling. I'm speechless...for now... and I just feel sick to my stomach..