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RSPH and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health. Learn how social media can negatively effect children’s ability to sleep, trigger anxiety, increase body image issues, and what you can do to help.
When parents set a positive example of social media behaviors, have open discussions about the unrealistic standards it can promote, and help them honor their accomplishments with gratitude, they help their children avoid the negative effects of social media on mental health.
Similar to Yik Yak, Whisper, and Sarahah the Yolo app is an anonymous Q&A app that works seamlessly with Snapchat. If your children use Snapchat it is very likely that they will encounter the YOLO app, this guide is to help you start a dialog and keep them safe.
As parents and educators, we know that screen time can be a double edge sword. So, how can we teach students to use screen time productively way while setting limits on screen time that has no value? In this blog post, experts their best tips.
We asked 10 experts to the positive impact of social media on teen and tweens. Learn how social media provides a platform for positive resume building.
Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter game available on Windows, XBox One, and PS4 that is incredibly popular with students. The game only works if players are matched onto teams with other real people which means that your child will be exposed to strangers in every match.
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"How To Navigate The Negative Effects of Student Social Media (And Help Your Student Shine Online)"
- Learn what popular apps might be a terrible choice for your students
- How bad apps market themselves to your students
- Learn what gamification is and why it helps apps market to your kids
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We teach students (and parents) how to use social media in a positive way that keeps them out of trouble. Using our easy-to-follow 3 step formula, our safety videos and tutorials help families and schools create a social media plan.
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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.
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 hire Josh Ochs to speak 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. 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