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Sports recruitment adds another full dimension to applying to schools. Our panel of insiders explain the importance of preparing and posting high-quality video to highlight your athletic skills, using social media to find out what you need to know about a university’s sports and academic culture, and more.
When it comes to productive screen time for kids, most of them are guilty of getting distracted and off-task on the Internet. In this panel discussion experts share how to find teachable moments, discourage procrastinating and teach positive screen time habits by example.
For today’s students, their online presence is dramatically changing the process of applying for college, internships and jobs. In this panel discussion, experts share their best tactical tips for auditing a student’s online presence.
Get a sneak peak of the Digital Citizenship Conference and learn the ins and outs of the 28 hottest teen apps from SafeSmartSocial’s founder Josh Ochs. We teach you what to do if your teen or student has apps in the “red zone” and how to start a dialog to boost their digital footprint.
Teenagers are notorious for not speaking to adults. Safety experts share their best tips for parents who want to start a digital dialogue with their teens. Their tips include how to build trust between you and your student, how to teach kids to deal with uncomfortable situations they may encounter online, and how to handle online mistakes students make.
If you’re a parent or educator of a college-bound teen then you understand the importance of making sure your teen has found the right school for them. We reached out to 3 college experts and asked them to share their best tips for teens to be effective with their college search.
Families rely on our resources to keep their kids safe online.
During the Covid-19 school shutdown we are focusing on helping families educate (and entertain) their kids online and offline
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 ask Josh Ochs to lead Zoom presentations 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 so they can Shine Online™. 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
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