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Epsiode #1 – The Adolescent Brain

Sherah Carr, Ph.D.– Assistant Professor of Education, Tift College of Education, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Sherah Carr focuses on the development of the Adolescent brain and how it plays an integral part in the decision making process many tweens and teens use when it comes to sharing images on cell phones, texting one another or creating their own social networking sites.

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Episode #2 – Cyber bullying

Patti Agatston, Ph.D. – Intervention counselor with Cobb County Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Patti Agatston is a licensed Intervention counselor and Dr. Robin Kowalski is a Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. Dr. Agatston and Dr. Kowalski along with Dr. Sue Limber are co-authors of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. Dr. Agatston and Dr. Kowalski share their research and insight into the world of cyber bullying.

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Episode #3 – Cyber bullying

Robin Kowalski, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Dr. Patti Agatston is a licensed Intervention counselor and Dr. Robin Kowalski is a Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. Dr. Agatston and Dr. Kowalski along with Dr. Sue Limber are co-authors of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. Dr. Agatston and Dr. Kowalski share their research and insight into the world of cyber bullying.

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Episode #4 – Social Networking

Larry Magid, Ph.D. – Syndicated technology columnist and Internet Safety Advocate

Dr. Larry Magid is a syndicated technology columnist and contributor to CBS News, the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News and other media outlets. An Internet safety advocate, Larry is founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com and is co-director of BlogSafety.com. Dr. Magid and Ms. Collier are co-authors of MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking. Dr. Magid shares his experiences and insight as it relates to tweens and teen on social networking sites.

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Episode #5 – Social Networking

Anne Collier – President, NetFamily News.org and Internet Safety Advocate

Anne Collier is President and editor of NetFamilyNews, and co-director along with Larry Magid of ConnectSafely.org a Web-based interactive forum and information site for teens, parents, and educators. Ms. Collier shares her experiences, insight and research into supervising teens and tweens on social networking sites.

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Episode #6 – Legal Implications

Danny Porter – District Attorney, Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Porter is both a District Attorney and a parent. Having raised a son and serving as District Attorney for Gwinnett County, Mr. Porter provides an interesting perspective from both a legal and parental standpoint in offering tips on Internet Safety.

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Episode #7 – Helpline

Sally Thigpen – Statewide coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Anna Curtis – Curriculum Development for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention


Sally Thigpen is the statewide coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and building strong communities to prevent child abuse. Anna Cutis is in charge of Curriculum Development for community based child abuse prevention Georgia. Ms. Thighpen and Ms. Curtis provide tips on how to keep your child safe on the Internet and share tips from some of their statewide outreach programs.

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Episode #8 – Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Sue Dowling – Forensic Computer Specialist, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
Steve Blackwell – Special Agent, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)


Sue Dowling is a Forensic Computer Specialist and Steve Blackwell is a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children TaskForce. Ms. Dowling and Mr. Blackwell help shed light on the profile of an Internet Predator and what parents and educators can do to help ensure tweens and teens safety while online or on their cell phones.

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