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Is anyone else watching it or has watched it? I only saw the first 20 minutes and I wish I hadn't. I feel physically ill. I can't get it out of my head.
I wish I had never heard any of it - I wish more that it didn't exist...

I saw a W5 on the same topic a few years ago and I had nightmares for months.... Why? why? why?
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Moving to the television forum.

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What was it about?
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What's W5?

And Oprah was about internet predators.
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I watched it. It's been over for an hour and I'm still sick at my stomache.

I was shaking and crying.

How? Why? Who could do that?

I was going to start a thread but glad you did, OP.

I'm trying to download adobe so I can view Oprah's website so I can get the information to urge my senator to pass the "protect our chilren act". I'm trying to change my security settings so I can do that.

I wanted to post in the Activism area urging people to contact their senator as well. Just as soon as I can view Oprah's information.

BeccaSue--

About child porn. They showed blurred images of babies. The described the screams. They said child porn is everywhere but there isn't enough funding/law enforcement to stop these UAV's from hurting these kids. The bill (mentioned above) if passed will help with funding and get some of these UAV behind bars.

I'm still so in shock.

And I'm so glad I'm so paranoid with my daughter. People call me crazy--but I'm paranoid for a reason. Oprah's show today is the reason I'm so paranoid with my daughter.
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Oh good heavens. I've added a warning to the title.

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W5 is a Canadian Dateline type show.
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W5 is a Canadian Dateline type show.
Ah like who, what, where...clever.

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I watched. It's sickening how the internet has been used to basically amplify and give these ******* a community where they can boast, share and oh it just makes me sick.

SICK! These people belong in jail period. Forever.
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I watched it to, and haven't been able to get the blurred images of babies out of my head. It is so sad and disturbing. I also felt physically ill watching it. I can't believe how prevalent it is, and I had no idea it was happening to kids so young.

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I watched a few minutes and that was way more than enough. I kept looking at my sweet little baby and just sobbing. Ive been holding her extra tight. There are some sick, sick people out there.

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Sorry I didn't add a warning to the thread title - I couldn't even bring myself to write about what was on... I have three little ones - I can't get those images out of my head. I wish I could just... shake them out somehow. The official title of the show was something to do with 'internet predators' but it was so beyond anything I could ever even begin to imagine... I feel sick. Sick for those children... so many of them... the descriptions....
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Being that I am in the middle of pressing charges against the man who sought me out and raped me for almost two years, this doesn't surprise me in the least.

I watched some of the show today but it was frustrating for me to hear.

Thankfully the man that sought me out on the internet is in jail already (his love of child porn turned into doing his fantasies IRL.. 'nuff said) but I hope to put him away for that much longer. We'll see what happens though.
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I was coming here to post this thread, I watched it and I cant get it out of my head, I could not fall asleep last night and thought I may throw up regarding the "instructions" for babies, omg I have right to be paranoid with my 3 lovely little girls at home, people think I'm overprotective, no s*** I have good reason to be
awful awful, sadened and sickened

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I turned it as soon as I saw the first blurred image. Even knowing what the show was going to be about was enough to haunt me and make me sick.

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I watched some of it. It was hard to watch and hear. The blurred images omg just horrid. I don't even know what to say the knowledge that this is happening all the time this very second makes me very sad and overwhelmed.
The instruction manuals were unbelievably sick.

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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And I'm so glad I'm so paranoid with my daughter. People call me crazy--but I'm paranoid for a reason. Oprah's show today is the reason I'm so paranoid with my daughter.
This is why I don't watch these shows (yes, even Oprah). And heck, why I don't even watch the local news. The stories are so depressing, sad, and yes, sensationalized. They seem to get worse and worse every day. I know that these horrible things are going on, and would love to do everything in my power to help stop them, pass legislation, etc. But it gets to a point where it's even more depressing and frustrating because I feel that no matter what I do, this horrible stuff will still happen.

Maybe some would say I'm sticking my head in the sand and not dealing with it, but I disagree. Even Oprah, who in some people's eyes can do no wrong, is trying to get ratings. The news stations "tease" stories ("how your house is killing you... story at 11), to keep you tuned in. They sensationalize to keep us afraid and keep us tuning in. Cynical, yes, but realistic.

Sorry, just my two cents.
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Being that I am in the middle of pressing charges against the man who sought me out and raped me for almost two years, this doesn't surprise me in the least.

I watched some of the show today but it was frustrating for me to hear.

Thankfully the man that sought me out on the internet is in jail already (his love of child porn turned into doing his fantasies IRL.. 'nuff said) but I hope to put him away for that much longer. We'll see what happens though.
UberMama, I'm thinking of you and just wanted to give you big fat hug. Pressing charges is rough and people don't make it easier, that's for sure. Pressing charges is a rough time and I "only" had an abusive ex, abusive in all areas. Sending healing thoughts over your way!
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I saw part of that show and wanted to vomit. I could not *believe* they read that instruction manual on the air..but then again I suppose it's important for society to know how unbelievably sick these people are so that they will support those bills to put the perpetrators behind bars where they belong. The blurred images of the babies..too much for me. I didn't hear the part describing the screams or abuse in detail (except for maybe a few minutes of it) but I'm glad I didn't. What a sick, sick world we live in.

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I'm so glad I didn't watch that today.. how horrific

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They said on the show today that the legislation that they wanted passed through Congress did go through (PROTECT Our Children Act)

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