We created this Secret App parents guide to help people understand this new and popular app that kids are using. What is the Secret App? From Wiki Secret is an app that allows people to share messages anonymously within their circle of friends, friends of friends, and publicly. How does Secret differ from other anonymous […]
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We caught up with Devorah Heitner, PhD and asked her to share with us 3 tips to Raising Digital Natives. Ask your child before you share their image, and teach them to do the same w/ their friends. Asking permission sets up a very respectful relationship between you and your child. It shows that you […]
When it comes to social media, we all know that sharing information about ourselves can be fun. Having affirmation that your Facebook photos are cool and beautiful, or that something you Tweeted was retweeted multiple times, or that your latest Tumblr post was reposted again and again can be addicting. But, hazards can be overlooked […]
We caught up with our friend Michael Veenswyk, the CEO of Integritie and asked him to share with us 4 tips to end cyber bullying. Do Not Reply to the Bully Cyber bullies look for a reaction. Encourage your child not to reply and to make the choice of not giving power to the bully. […]
Our friend Aileen Menchaca shares with us 3 ways you can secure your webcam from hackers. She is the owner and creator of Peep Shield™ – A removable static sticker that covers your webcam. Update software and anti-virus/anti-malware on a regular basis New computer viruses crop up daily. Update your computer as soon as you […]
Haven’t we all had a similar experience? You’re out shopping with your BFF for a new pair of jeans, and you come out of the dressing room wearing a pair that’s too tight, too short, or just doesn’t fit in a flattering manner. “Hm, I think you’d look better in this,” your BFF says, handing […]
In today’s world of social networking and information sharing, both adults and kids often times forget to think twice about what they share online. Here’s a list of 7 topics teens should not share on social media. 1. Your Home Address Your real friends will know where you live because they have probably been to […]
Thank you to the dozens of teachers, principals and educators that joined our 25+ online safety experts for this Online Safety Summit. We discussed ways to keep teens and tweens safe on social media. Enjoy these videos and consider requesting us to host a social media safety assembly at your school. Here are some of […]
Our friends at Greenbush partnered with local schools in Southeastern Kansas and hired Josh Ochs to give eight school assemblies in four cities in March 2014. Josh presented to more than 2,700 students in under three days. He shared with each of the students how they can be safe and smart on social media. Here’s […]
We caught up with Leonie Smith, The Cyber Safety Lady, and she was nice enough to share with us 3 of her cyber safety tips for parents. 1) Get educated: Attend a cyber safety meeting. Parent education needs to start early in a child’s life. From the moment your child is handed an internet connected […]
We caught up with Kim Maslin from 3103 Communications to ask her some social media safety tips for parents. She was nice enough to Skype with us from her home town of Perth, Australia and she shared these great suggestions with us on video.
These are some of the social media safety tips that one mom has taught her teens. We hope you find them helpful.
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In this video Josh Ochs outlines how you can remove geolocation from your photos (and protect your home address). Geolocation is stripped from your photos when you share your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. However, when you email these photos to strangers/friends/businesses the geolocation information is still in the photo. Step 1: Check if […]
In this video we outline how teens can be safe and smart on Facebook. Here are our best Social Media Safety tips: Don’t include your middle name on your Facebook page (or any social media account). Don’t check in at home on social media. Don’t let your BFF check in at your house. Don’t share […]
Celebrities on social media like these could go a long way in demonstrating the right way to use the web – and that’s something every parent can be thankful for.
On November 13th Palos Verdes Intermediate School invited Josh Ochs to share his Light, Bright and Polite message with their middle school students. The event consisted of dual assemblies with each set of students in a one hour speech. At this event a total of 950 tweens were trained on how to be safe and […]
Josh Ochs was in Washington DC and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington in DC invited him to share his message with 20+ Tweens and Teens. It was the final day of summer camp and everyone was excited to graduate. Josh was brought in to share a 30 minute social media safety presentation […]
Thank you to our friends at Universal Studios who hired us to develop a 40 minute curriculum called “Light, Bright and Polite for Tweens/Teens.”