Recently, the CBS-affiliated television station WTSP used our SmartSocial.com app guide to help parents recognize why apps in our Red Zone are dangerous for students. WTSP highlighted the importance of parents understanding the apps their students are using. Learn the dangers of the Kik app, Whisper, & Musical.ly.
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Digital natives communicate through social networks and gain most of their insight into popular culture through social sharing. As a parent it’s important to monitor your child’s on activity, learn about hidden features in apps, honor your student’s trust, and to help your teen stay safe on social media.
When learning how to balance screen time, one of the best things a student can do is take small breaks from technology. So, we are celebrating National Day of Unplugging which is a holiday that is celebrated by taking a 24 hour break from technology on March 9th-10th.
RSPH and the Young Health Movement published a report called #StatusOfMind, which examines the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health. Snapchat is ranked as the second worst app for teen mental health. In this video, learn the negative effects of Snapchat for teens and tweens.
Live.ly is a video streaming app from the creators of Musical.ly where users can broadcast live video or video chat with friends. With reports of students using the app to play truth or dare and personal information with strangers, we created this guide to help parents keep students safe.
Ever worry that your 7th grade kid is doing inappropriate things on that may affect their college application? In this student-friendly digital safety speech, Josh Ochs talks to 600 students in middle school and teaches them how to shine on. Listen to this podcast episode with your student.
When students learn how to use in a positive way it can have an impact on their digital foot, help them shine on, and add to their on resume. In 15 minutes, students can learn everything they need to know about and why it’s so important.
Students going through the college admissions process need to craft the best high school resume to tell their admissions story. Only having a high school resume on paper just isn’t enough any. Students need to have a comprehensive digital foot that supports, highlights, and expands on their high school resume.
Some students think that is only for job seekers and business professionals, but students can start utilizing to build their positive on foot in high school. In one video, students can change their Google results by following this step-by-step guide on how to create a profile.
Prezi is a presentation software that allows users to create and visually engaging slide presentations through their website. Having a positive presentation can showcase a student’s passion and knowledge on a specific subject. Presentations like these can help students create a positive digital foot.
We updated this Snapchat Parent App Guide to help parents and educators understand this popular app that kids are using. Learn how students are using Snapchat, how you can use the app as a family, and what you can do to ensure your student is safe on Snapchat.
This Snapchat User Guide for parents will teach you everything you need to know about Snapchat to keep your family safe. A recent update has changed the app considerably, so we created this tutorial to teach parents step by step how to navigate the new Snapchat update.
According to recent statistics, is the most wiy used social platform by a considerable margin. When used in a positive way, can improve a student’s search results. If students learn how to set up in a positive way, they’re less likely to make social media mistakes.
AntiChat offers users the ability to anonymously chat with users around the world. Anonymous apps like AntiChat can be very dangerous for students to use because they encourage users to chat with strangers. In this video, learn everything you need to know as a parent about the the AntiChat app.
Many parents have asked, what is digital citizenship? So we created this guide and short video to walk you through digital citizenship and the steps your student can take to shine on. Learn when your student should become public and how they can become good digital citizens.
Most ransomware is disguised as a valid file to be downloaded or opened in an e. So, what is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software that holds your personal digital data for ransom. Those affected by ransomware cannot gain access to their personal data without paying a fine.
During the months of February, March and April, we are helping families “spring clean” their on foots! We are giving away 1,000 free two-week passes to Parent University. With Parent University, parents become social media experts while teaching their kids the positive side of social media (and spring cleaning their on image).
is one of the most popular social networks that promotes thought leadership and can have a positive impact on a student’s digital foot. If students learn how to set up in a positive way–and why it matters–they’re less likely to use social media in a negative way.
A coalition of child safety advocates have written an open letter to CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to discontinue Kids. Our team has formatted the open letter so that parents can learn about the growing concerns experts have about Kids.
Instagram is a popular app that promotes creativity and can have a positive impact on a student’s digital foot, so we created this Instagram setup tutorial for students. If students learn how to use Instagram in a positive way–and why it matters–they’re less likely to have a social media incident.