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Free 20 Minute Lesson with Josh Ochs:
"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
Parents & Educators:
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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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When used wisely, the positives of social media can be incredibly beneficial for students (especially during the college or job application process). While it’s important for parents to talk about the dangers and risks of being on, it’s also important for kids to understand the positives of social media.
The shell on challenge is a social media trend that is gaining popularity among students. Teens are challenging each other to eat food items still in their packaging. It should be a red flag for parents if their child is doing this challenge to gain attention on social media.
The Tellonym app allows students (and strangers) to ask and answer questions anonymously. The app can be linked to a user’s Instagram or Snapchat, meaning messages can include inappropriate images. When teens connect anonymous apps to their Instagram or Snapchat they open themselves up to being targeted by strangers.
Children of all ages have access to screen time, whether it’s Facetiming with relatives, or using social media to chat with friends. It’s important to help your children develop healthy screen time management habits and monitor them for red flags that might indicate that they are addicted to technology.
Whether it’s toddlers playing with their parent’s tablet or teenagers keeping up their Snapchat streaks, excessive screen time can happen at any age. So, how can parents handle excessive screen time or help their younger kids avoid it entirely? 7 experts their best tips for parents.
While many families don’t think they have anything worth “hacking” — that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a password manager drastically reduces the possibility of your family becoming the victim of ransomware, identity theft, malware, phishing, and other cyber attacks.
Monitor Your Students Online Each Week With Our Footprint Friday Tool
All Parent University members get access to our weekly Footprint Friday tool. This tool has helped thousands of people to use Google to see what their students are sharing online. Monitor your students each week in less than 5 minutes.
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 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
Parents and educators use our social media safety message each year
Students across the country each year are using these techniques at their school
Free resources and training guides for parents and students of all ages
"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