On NPR’s Talk of the Nation, today, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Talking about our favorite guys, cyber creeps, and why we don’t have to be THAT worried about them. (But, as always, that we should prepare our kids, too.)


— Lenore

11 Responses to On NPR’s Talk of the Nation, today, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

  1. Karen May 6, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    Yes!!! I can’t wait 🙂

  2. damaged justice May 6, 2009 at 2:26 am #

    Link to Overlawyered: Don’t Let Your 8-Year Old Play In The Yard.

  3. Scott May 6, 2009 at 3:00 am #


    Live streaming is at the top of the page. Links to podcast (available after 6pm Eastern) bottom right (just above the pics of the hosts)

  4. Jules May 6, 2009 at 3:33 am #

    “Free-Range” is a great way to describe how we have raised our son. We have always discussed the internet and its dangers, had the computer in the living room until he felt that around 14 that he wanted more privacy.
    In the end we allowed him to make his own choices without parental controls. He is 17 now, able to function on his own and making safe choices (for the most part…he is still a teenage boy and this is just an assumption, since I don’t snoop) in his internet use.

    Bad stuff happens, you can’t protect your kids from everything. you could make them totally safe from perverts and such, make them always wear a helment, never let them outside without you and then end up hitting their head on your counter and dying. Stuff happens and it is better to let them spread their wings under you guidance so they know how real life works.

  5. karla May 6, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Speaking of NPR, Ayelet Waldman was on Fresh Air today. I only heard a little of it, but she was asked about parenting and her answers were philosophically VERY much in the Free Range Parenting mode. I wonder if anyone else heard her?

  6. Ryan May 6, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    Wow. I only just discovered this website. I’ve only read three or four postings. Already, you are my hero. You’ve done the research I’m too lazy to do but it all supports the conclusion that I’ve always felt certain must be true.

  7. SheWhoPicksUpToys May 7, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    I heard Ayelet Waldman. I turned it on near the end, right when she was talking about the parenting stuff. And I thought, “Wait, Lenore was on Talk of the Nation, which doesn’t even air on this station. So what IS this?” Then I heard who it was. It was an almost freaky coincidence, though.

  8. Valerie May 7, 2009 at 3:01 am #

    Talk of the Nation is on at 2:00 in Philly on WHYY. l Arghh, it’s 2:55!! Gotta get the podcast. Love your web-site.

  9. SheWhoPicksUpToys May 7, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    This is not terribly important, but I just noticed the “a.m.” and “p.m.” on the comment times are reversed.

  10. Lori May 8, 2009 at 4:44 am #

    Lenore, I was disappointed. I thought you were going to go “Crossfire” with that attorney general! Too bad you didn’t have enough time to really take him to task. Why oh why do politicians have to talk in circles? He barely even made sense, he was trying so hard not to admit that the dangers on the internet are the same as in the real world – some places are dangerous and some not so much so.

    You, however, made sense!

  11. Karl May 8, 2009 at 6:16 am #

    Anyone have a direct link to the segment? Not just a like to npr, or the npr podcast.