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To help families prevent screen time addiction, depression, and other digital dangers during this difficult time, the Smart Social team reached out to experts for advice. Read 15 digital safety tips for families here.
The negative effects of social media on teens and tweens can be obvious for parents and educators, but there are rarely discussions about the positive impact of social media. Here are 22 ways social media can have a positive impact on students
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When parents or other caregivers have different screen time and social media rules, it can be confusing and frustrating- for the kids and for everyone else involved. We asked some parents and tech experts how spouses, exes, and other guardians can agree to set screen time, social media, and technology rules.
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Why schools ask Josh Ochs to lead Zoom presentations to students and parents on their campus:
Josh's techniques help students use their devices with a purpose, not just a pastime. He shows students how to impress colleges and employers by creating a positive resume using their social media accounts so they can Shine Online™. He also speaks to thousands of parents each year to help them overcome their frustrations with screen time addiction and social media safety.
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"Josh kept all of our teens and tweens engaged and showed them clear examples they can use to impress colleges and employers on social media. Everyone left with a clear road map that they can use for the next few months to make sure they shine online."
–Tracy Rampy, Educator, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center Greenbush
“Learned a lot, Josh’s training is very informative and I picked up some really useful tools. We were able to learn so much, like how to make a positive digital footprint for our children and their future. I highly recommend using his resources.”
–Mother of 11 year old son at Hull Middle School
“Josh was so helpful and I was able to learn so much about how to create a positive digital footprint. His training makes it easier to organize your talents/projects in a way that colleges aren’t able to see in essays.”
–Emmy Renner, High School Student