Use Your Camera Phone for Personal Safety and The Crime of Cyberbullying
February 4, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Two great topics this week. First up, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks to former FBI Special Agent Ronald Knight, from My Mobile Witness, about this free service that turns your camera cell phone into a precautionary personal safety device or a crime deterrent. This is a life-saver; don't miss it! The subject for Susan's second segment came from watching a PBS special titled A Girl’s Life, about the trials, tribulations and triumphs a typical girl might be experiencing in this day and age. Her guest is Parry Aftab, the cyberbullying expert who was featured on the program. If you’re a parent you must, must, must be aware of this issue: what it is and how to help your child (girl or boy) if it’s happening to them. Stay tuned for important information, tips and resources.
Crime Prevention 101
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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!
Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.
Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.