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Many parents are more lenient, while schools are closed, when it comes to screen time and social media. SmartSocial.com has many tools to help families stay safe online when classes are canceled.
Messenger Kids is a video chat and messaging app, from Facebook. It’s built for kids and designed to give parents more control. Messenger Kids can be a starting point for a student’s first social media account, but parents should be aware of data and privacy concerns.
Learn how students are using this video chat app and what you can do as a parent or educator to monitor who they are talking to.
Dr. Rady Rahban sees first hand how social media beauty filters affect how students see themselves. As a plastic surgeon, he makes sure his clients get plastic surgery for the right reasons, not just to look like their favorite celebrity.
The nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education teaches innovative online safety lessons. Read three tips from the organization’s Director for keeping your kids safe, no matter what apps or mobile devices they are using.
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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
Parents and educators use our social media safety message each year
Students across the country each year are using these techniques at their school
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"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