81% of children play games online – but how can we ensure their safety while doing so? Adam Cox talks to Laura Higgins, Director of Digital Civility at ROBLOX, the world’s largest online gaming platform for children and teenagers. They discuss research that shows the fears and concerns of parents when it comes to online gaming; and Laura shares how it can be used to improve skills and learning, while also sharing what parents can do to ensure their children are safe online.
Adam Cox is joined by consultant neurosurgeon, Adam Williams, and social worker Lynda Cooper, who suffered with chronic back pain for more than ten years. They discuss the physical and psychological issues of dealing with chronic back pain, how many medical interventions can make things work, and how new technology is giving hope to the 28 million people across the UK with chronic pain.
Adam Cox talks to Chris Bielby, Chairman of the Gas Safety Trust and Julie Connolly, a nursing lecturer from Liverpool John Moores University, about the worrying fact that 38% of the UK population don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm. They discuss the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the importance of having gas appliances checked regularly.
Adam Cox talks to John-Paul Savant, CEO of ATG (Auction Technology Group) about the latest research revealing that unlike with other commodities, people don’t understand the environmental consequences of buying brand new furniture. He discusses that second-hand items can have a dramatic impact on the planet and that auctions can be the driver to making the world a more sustainable place.
Adam Cox talks to Charlie de la Haye from Epson UK regarding new research revealing the UK’s ignorance when it comes to the cost of printer ink. Some believe that ink is more expensive than scorpion venom, (the world’s most expensive liquid), and some believe that it’s less expensive than champagne, when printer ink is much more expensive. With students heading back to university en masse at this time of year, it means that many students will either overspend on ink by up to a thousand pounds over a 3-year degree or potentially avoid printing essential work to keep costs down. They discuss how new printing technology could help students save a lot of money.
Research from British Business Bank has revealed that the majority of small businesses don’t like the idea of borrowing money to grow their enterprise. Former Dragon’s Den investor, Piers Linney, joins Adam Cox to discuss ways to scale and grow your small business, and how to seek advice on external funding.
Adam Cox is joined by Steven Hiltermann – UK General Manger at room and roommate finder, Badi. Together they discuss the pros and cons of renting, and how finding your ideal flatmates could be the answer to the ever-increasing demand for living space in big cities across the globe.
Adam Cox talks to Garry Sidaway, Senior Vice President of NTT Security, about a recent report into global cyber security trends. The report reveals that many businesses would rather pay a ransom to a hacker than risk a fine for data misuse. They discuss the trends across the world and how businesses need to be prepared for various threats. Garry also shares a few tips for how companies can be one step ahead of the hackers.
New research from the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that millions of teenagers in Britain worry about their body image. Friends and social media seem to be causing teenagers to worry or feel ashamed about their bodies; leading more than a third to develop a negative relationship with food. In this episode, Adam Cox talks to Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director at The Mental Health Foundation, and Frances Shillito, an eating disorders advisor, to find out more - and to find out what it is that parents and schools should be doing to help.
Adam talks to Lauren Vasquez, an engineer for British Gas about research that suggests that first time buyers don’t investigate the energy efficiency of their first home purchase. This is surprising since many first time buyers are financially stretched with the cost of the deposit and the monthly mortgage and initial home buying costs. The unknown energy costs of the property could cause additional stress on an already stressful financial decision. Lauren offers some tips on how to make sense of an Energy Performance Certificate and how to make homes more energy efficient.