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Smart Social 2023/2024 Live Event Calendar & Replay List

Topics and dates may change based on school/parent needs and emerging trends

March Event Replay: 
Sneaky Ways Video Apps Pull Teens in and Make Them Numb

April Event Replay: 

What YouTube is Doing to your Student's Mental Health (and How Parents Can Maximize Student Learning and Personal Growth)

What Parents & Educators Say About SmartSocial

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 keep kids safe and happy online. Keep up the good work!

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Kristen J.

Parent of Teen

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Thanks for the program. Tons of great info that can help me protect my kids.

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Cindy T.

Parent of 5th & 9th Graders

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Josh's presentation about social media was fantastic. It was such a thoughtful process. My students learned what they should and shouldn't be posting online.

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Director of College Advising

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

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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.

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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. 

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Educator Webinar Attendee

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

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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!

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Sharon M.

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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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Empower Your School District with Engaging Live Events on Digital Safety & Citizenship

At SmartSocial, our live events are designed to provide school district partners with engaging and informative sessions on social media safety and digital citizenship.

These 1-hour deep dive events feature 3-4 guest experts, 3-4 student interviews, and a live Q&A session with Josh, ensuring that no parent leaves without having their questions answered. Our events have a personalized feel, especially when hosted live in-person on a school district campus for parents to attend

For our school district partners, we offer the flexibility to host live in-person screenings on campus, share the Zoom link for remote participation, or provide access to replays for parents who can't attend live. This enables districts to effectively reach and engage with their community, while empowering parents and students with the knowledge and tools to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly.

If you're not yet a customer or partner of our education company, we invite you to explore our offerings and see how our live events can benefit your school district. By partnering with SmartSocial, you can provide your community with valuable resources and support, creating a positive and safe online environment for students and parents alike.

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The majority of US parents are concerned about the time their students spend online

Learn what apps students use the most and the negative effects these apps can have
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Why talking to students about popular apps can help protect them online

Learn why keeping an open dialogue with your family about social media can keep students safe online
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How YouTube turned into the most used social media platform among students

Learn what your students might be watching on the world's second-largest search engine
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How YouTube turned into the most used social media platform among students

Learn what your students might be watching on the world's second-largest search engine
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Why apps like Snapchat are designed to get your students addicted

Learn why students worry about "Snaps" and "Streaks," while police worry about all the predators lurking on this popular app

Why students prefer texting or messaging on apps over in-person communication

Learn how many texts the average US student sends each day and the toll excessive texting can take on teens
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How students strive for more attention on TikTok

Learn what students are creating to compete for more views and likes on TikTok and who could be watching their videos
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Learn the tools for parents and educators to help protect students on these apps

We'll show you some free tools and inexpensive resources to help steer your students in a safe direction online

About Josh Ochs

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Josh Ochs is the author of the bestselling book “Light, Bright and Polite.” He has traveled the country teaching 250,000 tweens and teens each year how to shine online and use social media in a positive way to someday impress colleges and future employers.

With a background in marketing at Disney, Josh is no stranger to the realities of marketing himself in a way to quickly win over others. Josh has been quoted and featured as a source on the news more than 25 times in Forbes, CBS News, KTLA, KFWB radio, is a guest lecturer at USC and UCLA and a frequent personality on radio shows nationwide.

See What Students, Parents, and Educators Say About Josh's Social Media Presentations:

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"I'm a counselor and Josh's presentation was fabulous and very very informative."
– Counselor
"I watched this presentation because I don't know anything about social media. Now I can teach my kids."
–Mom
"After this presentation, we have a path to follow to guide our children to make good choices with social media." –Mom
"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."
–Director of College Advising
"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."
–Dad
"I really love the emphasis on having a dialog. This presentation gives parents the tools to be able to communicate with their children effectively about what matters most."
– Catholic Sister

FAQs

Our school already had a social media speaker visit, is this for us?

Yes! Our techniques will give you tips you can use to keep your kids safe (even if they aren't currently online). Think of it as a driver's ed program. It's never too early to talk about safe driving (and there's always tips we can use to be more secure).

Our students are addicted to their phones, is this for me?

Yes! This live set of events will give you tips you can use to make your student be more positive and productive online.

I'm already very savvy as a educator, is this for me?

Yes! Our techniques are always updated. Join us, then use some of our social media safety tips to protect your family/school/students.