Project Description

Nurturing Young Minds

Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 2, chapter 4, pp. 57-72.


Brett Lee

Former Police officer and undercover internet detective

As a former police officer and undercover internet detective, Brett Lee spent five years online pretending to be a young person to gather evidence against child predators. He frequented chat rooms and messaging programs, and was part of multiple online gaming communities. He spent thousands of hours assuming fictitious identities in social networking sites. Through his undercover work as a ‘teenager’, Brett arrested eighty-nine adults for their online activity. He subsequently founded training company INESS (Internet Education and Safety Services) and online training resource Internet Safe Education. The father of four now speaks to students, parents and teachers about safe and responsible internet use.


This chapter outlines the strategies online child sex offenders use to lure their intended victims. It then details simple steps parents and families can take to reduce the risks in their home to virtually zero.

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Lee, B with Morris, D, 2014, Screen Resolution – A Detective Enters the Predator’s Lair Disguised as a Child, Aurora House, Bowral, and on

Manocha, R (Ed), 2017, Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds: Generation Next, Hachette Australia, Sydney.

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