The Dark Side of the Internet
Dr. Phil explores a new, dangerous trend affecting your honor student. No longer needing to walk the streets to exchange sex for money, young women are turning to the reputable Web site craigslist.com to sell their bodies.
Young women offering sex for money no longer needing to walk the streets. Instead, they offer their services on the reputable Web site craigslist.com. Next to the area on the site where you can buy a jungle gym for your child, you can access erotic ads, where young women post sexy photos and advertise sex for money. Cheerleaders, honor students and college graduates are drawn to the relative anonymity of this money-making option, and law enforcement agencies across the country are up in arms.
Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois Tom Dart joins the show via satellite. Tom recently made headlines for filing a lawsuit against craigslist and says the site is the largest source of prostitution in the United States.
Dr. Phil explains that he went on the Web site craigslist.com and the only restriction seemed to be that you had to click a button to prove you were 18 or older " which any child could do. That one click opened up ads with highly provocative, pornographic images.