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Parents: should you be following your kids on social media? The Smart Social team consulted with 24 experts and they all agree– yes! So how can parents keep their kids safe online and encourage good digital behavior without being too intrusive? Read our article to learn more.
When parents set a positive example of online behaviors, have open discussions about the unrealistic standards social media can promote, and help students honor their accomplishments with gratitude, they can help their children avoid the negative effects of social media on mental health.
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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.
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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