Tech Talk, Online Reviews, Teen Crime, Allowance, Staying Bothered, Flip Phones
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 419
- Mar 19, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:41:21 mins
The Tech Talk (0:00:00) With children getting smart phones at such young ages, it’s important that we’re conscious of how they’re using them and who they’re talking to. Too many kids have been taken advantage of by strangers on the internet with bad intentions. Now you might getsome push-back from your children when you try to monitor their phones and other devices. Most all kids will fight you for their privacy. But our next guest, who has spent many years focused on cyber-crimes among youth and taking down online child predators, believes it’s important that parents stay involved when it comes to technology. Rich Wistocki is a former cyber-crimes detective with his own consulting firm dedicated to educating parents and kids on this topic. Online Recommendations (0:18:47) In today’s world, we hardly go anywhere without recommendations. Everything we do is dependent on a few star-ratings and a well-written review. Luckily, we can access people’s opinions easily online. Even Facebook set up a way for us to ask for recommendations from friends on its platform. But reviews are not only critical to consumers. They also have a big impact on businesses and job seekers. Today we’re joined by Justin “job coach” Jones, a career development manager. He’s here to share his insights into the world of recommendations and reviews and how it has changed the way people make decisions, find jobs, and run businesses. Teen Crime: False Confessions (0:36:06) You’re sitting at the dinner table, about to eat, when the doorbell rings. There are two police officers at the door ready to handcuff your child. You go to the police station and when they finally tell you what’s going on, you find out your child confessed to everything they were accused of. You get a moment with your child and ask them what happened. They look back at you and say that they didn’t do anything; the police just got into their head. This exact situation happens more often than you’d think. Why do people, especially minors, confess to crimes they did not commit? Here to explain this to us is Lindsay Malloy, a forensic developmental psychologist and professor at Ontario Tech University. Deciding Your Child's Allowance (0:50:41) You’ve done a great job as a parent so far. Your child can walk, talk, and read. They successfully graduated to big kid underwear. Now it’s time to take a leap and teach them something most adults don’t know how to do—manage money. And one of the best ways to teach your children about money management is through an allowance. There’s a lot of debate surrounding the best approach to implementing an allowance, so here to break it down for us and give us some advice is Liz Frazier, a Financial Planner and author of “Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance”. Stay Bothered (1:08:05) Many of us are itching with a desire to make a difference in the lives around us... but helping others can be demanding work. And once we get started, finding the motivation to stay involved in our community is difficult. Yet, it’s also so rewarding... so how can we maintain our involvement in causes that are important to us with the same hope and energy we started with? Today we are talking with philanthropist and friend of the show Jamie Amelio as she talks with us about staying bothered and how we can continue to drive change in the world. Fighting Phone Addiction with Flip Phones (1:24:28) As parents, we often complain about how our kids are addicted to their mobile devices. But I think sometimes we too are guilty of staring at screens for too long. Our time-consuming cell phone and social media use could be even more damaging to home and family life than our children’s obsession with Kim Kardashian’s Instagram story. Collin Kartchner, a social media activist and founder of hashtag save the kids, says that maybe we should exchange our iPhones for flip phones. He joins us today.