"The Kids Are Alright” features Jesse Miller, an expert educator of social media, digital citizenship and mobile technology to both children and adults. Through candid conversation with podcast producer and parent Laurie Case they help break down some of the most perplexing issues facing anyone trying to guide their youngster through the complex world of new media and technology. They talk to experts, they break down current issues, they answer questions and they riff about their own experiences and concerns with their kids around technology and social media. Jesse is a smart guy and Laurie is a perplexed parent - so together they make a terrific duo.
In this Christmas season discussion, we want to offer some guidelines for giving tech. There really are some great options out there – but it can be complicated and there are also some big pitfalls. We want to try to offer guidelines around safety, privacy, finances, age appropriateness and tech requirements. But we also want to have a broader discussion about gift giving in general and our feelings about how technology fits into this holiday.
As an added bonus, we feature one of our ‘Helicopter Parent’ moments. We share our thoughts about a mom who thought she had called out her child (and her child’s friends) in a crass yet PRIVATE way – but when she found that her unique parenting style had gone viral, she faced fierce support and harsh criticism. What’s your opinion on this foul-mouthed mama bear’s tactics?
We have conversation with Sgt Lindsey Houghton of the “Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia” and discuss how crime uses technology to get to our kids.
A conversation about the risks and benefits of children being posted and published online.
An important conversation about what social media means. We tackle parents’ biggest questions: how does my child use it and why?
Jesse and Laurie kick off the series with a big picture discussion about kids and technology and what parenting these days looks like around these topics.