Sexting and Politicians: Why, Why, Why???

August 10, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

The only thing new about sexting is the word and the medium because people have been sending naked images of themselves to others in various ways for decades. Remember Polaroid instant cameras and photocopied butt cheeks! Usually it's teens and young adults who do it, but when Congressman Anthony Weiner's political career petered out because he tweeted pictures of his wiener to a young constituent, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone just had to know the reason. So, tonight Susan speaks with eminent psychiatrist Charles Sophy about why politicians and powerful people risk it all to bare it all and he's got tips for parents to help them monitor their kids' cell phone and computer behavior. Then, continuing with her summer reading series Susan's got multi-award winning crime novelist David Corbett to talk about books and neighborhood watch programs; and Todd Morris, from Brickhouse Security, has some great personal safety products to help keep your kids and your home safe.

Crime Prevention 101

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!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

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.

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