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Our Programs Keep Students Safe So They Can Shine Online

Our VIP Program teaches parents and educators how to navigate social media with their students.

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We have over 400 resources to help parents & educators keep students safe on social media, so they can Shine Online. Become a member today, login here, or have your district request a partnership.

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Who We Serve

We focus on helping adults become the most informed parent on the block to keep their students safe online so the student can shine online

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Parent Resources

Learning about all the popular apps students want and their dangers can be time-consuming. We've done the research for you. Our resources save parents dozens of hours as they learn what they need to know about the most popular apps. Become the most informed parent on the block with the SmartSocial free resources and programs.

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Educator Resources

Our program helps educators protect their community and teach students how to shine online using social media and digital tools. Our programs can be embedded in the classroom and also viewed at home.

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Student Resources

Our resources show students learn how to shine online so they can get their dream college, internship and career. We teach every student how to optimize their Google results to help them build a positive online resume that opens up opportunities for their future.

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We understand your struggles and can help your student create a positive online identity

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We take a positive approach to social media safety with fun and easy to follow videos and training games.

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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.

Created by Josh Ochs — a social media safety speaker and author passionate about helping students shine online while staying out of trouble

Josh's techniques help students use their devices with a purpose, not just a pastime. He shows students how to impress future colleges and employers by creating a positive resume using their social media accounts so they can Shine Online.


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Resources and training guides for parents and students of all ages


Students across the country use our videos at their school each year


Our SmartSocial App Keeps Parents & Educators Updated On Social Media

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SmartSocial helps 1.5 million people each year to keep their students safe and positive on social media. Our app puts expert tips and app guides in your pocket to be accessible anytime and anywhere.

We believe every family and school should have a social media plan, regardless of their income or budget. That's why we offer hundreds of free, professionally built resources, for students of every age.

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Why schools ask Josh Ochs to lead Zoom presentations to students and parents across their campus:

Josh teaches students of all ages that everything they post on social media will eventually be discovered by their parents, teachers, their school principal, and someday colleges and employers. He shows families and teenagers practical examples they can use to always keep it “Light, Bright & Polite™” to help them Shine Online.

He 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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What Webinar Attendees Are Saying

The SmartSocial programs teach adults the essentials of social media and how to work with students to stay safe online.

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Good info for any parent or educator who wants to learn about the 30 bad apps for teens. Keep up the good work!


Kristen J.

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Thanks for the program. Tons of great info that can help me keep my students safe.


Cindy T.

Parent Webinar Attendee

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Josh's presentation about social media was unbelievably fantastic. Our students learned so much about what kids should and shouldn't be doing. The fact that it is such a thoughtful process made it all worthwhile.


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Educator Webinar Attendee

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This webinar is a very helpful eye-opener on the apps that are popular with my students.


Irene C.

Educator Webinar Attendee

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You hear all of these things about what kids are doing online and it was great to understand the things that are hidden behind the scenes on these popular apps. We are definitely better off now. Thank you for the presentation.



Parent Webinar Attendee

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I really love the emphasis on having a dialogue. This presentation gives parents the tools to be able to communicate with their children effectively about what matters most. 


Catholic Sister

Educator Webinar Attendee

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I'm a counselor and Josh's presentation was fabulous and very very informative.



Educator Webinar Attendee

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This is great info, thanks for giving me some ideas on how to start a dialogue with my teen!


Sharon M.

Parent Webinar Attendee

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I watched this presentation because I don't know anything about social media. Now I can teach my kids.



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