We keep students safe on social media so they can Shine Online™
Learn the hidden safety features on TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Fortnite, Youtube & Netflix each week
Learn the 7 Digital Citizenship Dangers To Know in 2020 (And How To Promote Safety On Campus & Online)
Learn from our reviews of the 100+ most popular teen apps
(For Students 9-14 Years Old)
- July 29th @ 4PM Pacific (7PM Eastern)
Get ahead of online dangers and bring your kids to discover the hidden safety features/dangers on the most popular apps
Shine Online™ Bootcamp
(For Students 14-17 Years Old)
- July 15th @ 4PM Pacific (7PM Eastern)
- August 12th @ 4PM Pacific (7PM Eastern)
Build a custom, online portfolio/website for a student in your family
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Sometimes there are hidden apps on tween’s or teen’s phones. We show you a few simple steps you to find out if your kids are hiding apps from you.
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 15 ways social media can have a positive impact on students
Online portfolios create an opportunity for students to showcase their strengths and values to college admissions officers. Learn which platforms students can utilize for building their online portfolio and techniques for sharing their accomplishments and goals online.
Do you and your kids always pick up your devices when you’re bored? Your family could benefit from a digital detox. Learn how to encourage everyone in your family to find a better balance with online and offline activities.
Read the dangers every parent should know before giving their student a smartphone and get SmartSocial.com’s recommendations for some safe device alternatives.
Families rely on our resources to keep their kids safe online.
During the Covid-19 school shutdown we are focusing on helping families educate (and entertain) their kids online and offline
We understand your struggles
and can help you create a social media plan
We take a positive approach to social media safety with fun and easy to follow videos and training guides.
We help students avoid social media mishaps by teaching them to use social media with a purpose and make a plan.
It’s almost impossible to know everything your child is doing online, so we teach students how to self-regulate their screen time.
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.
Created by Josh Ochs — a social media safety speaker and author passionate about helping students shine online while staying out of trouble
Parents and educators use our social media safety message each year
Students across the country each year are using these techniques at their school
Free resources and training guides for parents and students of all ages
"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