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‘Facebook: Is My Child Safe?’ Special to Air on SIRIUS XM’s Doctor Radio

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SIRIUS XM Radio today announced that it will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: “Facebook: Is My Child Safe? A Guide for Parents” a live, one-hour call in special hosted by veteran journalist Perri Peltz on which Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, world-class child psychologists and a leading social networking expert offer advice, guidance and tips to parents on how to navigate their kids’ social networking usage and habits, get involved, open lines of communication, and help kids use Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites in healthy, safe ways.

Doctor Radio Reports: “Facebook: Is My Child Safe? A Guide for Parents” will air September 17 from 10:00 -11:00 am ET on Doctor Radio, SIRIUS channel 114/XM channel 119. The show will replay September 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET and September 19 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET. Listeners can call 1-877-NYU-DOCS (I-877-698-3627) or email docs@siriusxm.com with questions.

Peltz will be joined for the entire hour by Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer; clinical psychologist Alexandra Barzvi, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, who has worked with families and children “addicted” to on-line social networking; Kimberly Williams, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Instructor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, who specializes in the evaluation of children with academic and learning problems, psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, difficult or oppositional behaviors and developmental and social delays and Professor Sree Sreenivasan of Columbia Journalism School and a contributing editor of DNAinfo.com, a leading social networking expert.

Doctor Radio Reports: “Facebook: Is My Child Safe? A Guide for Parents” will explore important topics, questions and issues including:

  • Facebook 101 basics: What is it, how does it work, what are the most popular uses?
  • How to involve yourself in your kids’ Facebook experience so they use it in healthy, safe ways. How can you protect your child? Should you have your own account? And should you “friend” your child, or not?
  • How much time is “too much” to spend on Facebook? When should you be concerned?
  • Age-appropriate guidelines.
  • How to use Facebook’s privacy and safety features and protect them from dangers, including “geo-tagging” location software and posting photos.
  • How it’s possible to use Facebook in a positive way to nurture social and professional relationships.
  • The impact Facebook has on interpersonal relations between adolescents and their peers, as well as their parents, siblings and other family members.
  • The long-term implications of Facebook when it comes to college admissions, job applications, and while on the job.

Doctor Radio features live, call-in shows hosted by leading NYU Langone Medical Center doctors from a vast array of fields including: child psychology; sexual health; plastic surgery; emergency room medicine; cancer; heart health; women’s health; dermatology; pediatrics; men’s health; diet and nutrition; sports medicine; psychiatry; and more. For sample audio clips and a complete programming lineup visit www.sirius.com/doctorradio.