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The Zynn app is a new Chinese-owned TikTok copycat app that pays people to watch videos and refer friends. This Zynn app guide explains how the app works and why there are lots of privacy, data, and safety concerns for young users.
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 10 digital safety tips for families here.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free, multiplayer game that is incredibly popular with students. The concept of the game is simple – the last player to survive the battle wins. But this isn’t a traditional war game.
Digital distractions are now a daily struggle for many moms and dads. Read expert advice on how to be a more present parent in today’s digital world, even while working from home.
WhatsApp is easy to use and offers several free ways for people to connect, without using their smartphone’s data or minutes. This guide will help parents and educators understand the app and help students who use it stay safe.
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.
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
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Students across the country each year are using these techniques at their school
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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