It’s Not About the Predator: A Parent’s Guide to Internet & Social Media Safety (2023), is a practical 42-page booklet to help keep kids safe online. The book details the predator’s playbook, grooming tactics, and specific proactive actions for parents. It also includes tips from an undercover police officer and how pornography feeds the predators. DiGirolamo wrote this book because many of the tactics used by predator’s engaged in human trafficking are similar to when a predator exploits a child to obtain explicit pictures and extortion. *
* Now includes a bonus chapter: How scammers target the elderly. Seven scams and predator methods are detailed for the reader.
It’s Not About the Sex (2022) features four individuals and their true experiences, from the perspective of an advocate, survivor, law enforcement officer and a brothel madam’s tale of redemption. The author wrote the book because he believes that human trafficking is one of the most underreported issues of our day, that cuts across all economic, social, racial and political boundaries. He focused on stories from rural and suburban America, seeking to shine a light on and create awareness of the evils of human trafficking.
"Bringing awareness to the public, the book is a must-read for everyone. From the beautiful suburbs to small country towns, the stories accurately portray the horrors of human trafficking happening right under our noses.”
Breahannah Leary, Survivor of Human Sex Trafficking
“Everyone needs to read this book. Human traffickers are truly hunting their prey, the innocent and the desperate. Educating ourselves and others is the only way we will stop them and make our communities safer.”
Beth Ritchie, Director of Bringing our Valley HOPE
An audio version of this book is available.
It’s Not About the Badge (2021), a creative nonfiction book that profiles the human side of policing, featuring rural officers. After asking officers about a day on the job they would never forget, the book features compelling personal and professional stories of small-town police officers.
"Cops are ordinary people with families who have extraordinary jobs that can put their lives on the line each day. As you walk in their shoes, you’ll appreciate the pressure of making split-second decisions in life-threatening encounters with dangerous criminals. As a cop, under-reacting can take your life from your family; over-reacting can cost others their lives and put you in jail. Good cops, the vast majority, should be defended not defunded.”
Mike Rosen - longtime host of the Mike Rosen Show