Getting Started with Your SmartSocial Membership

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June 1, 2021

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Our mission at SmartSocial.com is to teach parents and educators how to navigate social media WITH their students instead of against their students. Our programs keep students safe so they can someday Shine Online!

Our courses cover the most popular topics parents, educators, and students need to know to stay safe and Shine Online. Course categories include:

  • Parent & Student Training
  • Educator Training
  • Shine Online Tips
  • Gaming Tips
  • App Navigation Tips

What the SmartSocial membership includes

  • On-demand courses including videos and exclusive member worksheets available at SmartSocial.com/members
  • Live events with Josh Ochs and the SmartSocial team to show you the most recent social media dangers and tips and to answer your questions
  • Download copy of the most current version of the Digital Citizenship Techniques book

How to use your membership WITH your students

Many of the SmartSocial courses are designed for parents, educators, AND students. We encourage you to watch the student and parent/student videos WITH your students so everyone has the same understanding of the dangers and tips for each app.

Parent/educator only videos are not intended for student viewing as we reveal some of the "hidden" features of apps students may already know that adults often don't know about.

Login or join theSmartSocial.com membership to read more about the dangers and safety tips.

Become a member or log in to view this course

Superintendents, Directors and Principals: Request a partnership on this page to unlock our resources for your whole community.

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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.

Parent VIP Member

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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.

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Educator Webinar Attendee

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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

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Green Zone.
This app is not safe for students to use unsupervised, but a Green Zone app can serve a positive purpose to help a student to navigate social media and someday build an online brand. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Green Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Gray Zone.
Gray Zone apps often contain lots of private & disappearing messages, and strangers can use this to chat with students. Parents should participate in these apps with students to keep them safe. This zone can be a great place for family time since many of these apps can be entertaining, and let your students express themselves. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Gray Zone.

This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Red Zone.
Red Zone apps often have lots of anonymous features, adult content, and easy contact with strangers. Supervision is strongly suggested on each of these apps or move your kids to a safer zone. All apps require parental supervision, these apps more than others. Read more below to find out why this app is in the Red Zone or view our list of 100+ Apps to find a safer app with your student.
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This trend is categorized as a Dangerous Social Media Challenge.
Viral challenges encourage students to do dangerous things to garner likes, views, attention, and subscribers. These challenges can be found across several social networks and may encourage students to perform dangerous activities. SmartSocial.com keeps parents updated on these social media challenges before an incident may occur in your community.

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Welcome to your SmartSocial membership!

Our mission at SmartSocial.com is to teach parents and educators how to navigate social media WITH their students instead of against their students. Our programs keep students safe so they can someday Shine Online!

Our courses cover the most popular topics parents, educators, and students need to know to stay safe and Shine Online. Course categories include:

  • Parent & Student Training
  • Educator Training
  • Shine Online Tips
  • Gaming Tips
  • App Navigation Tips

What your membership includes

  • On-demand courses including videos and exclusive member worksheets available at SmartSocial.com/members
  • Live events with Josh Ochs and the SmartSocial team to show you the most recent social media dangers and tips and to answer your questions
  • Download copy of the most current version of the Digital Citizenship Techniques book

How to use your membership WITH your students

Many of the SmartSocial courses are designed for parents, educators, AND students. We encourage you to watch the student and parent/student videos WITH your students so everyone has the same understanding of the dangers and tips for each app.

Parent/educator only videos are not intended for student viewing as we reveal some of the "hidden" features of apps students may already know that adults often don't know about.

How to access SmartSocial membership materials on-demand

  1. Login at SmartSocial.com/members
  2. Scroll through the list of courses
    OR click on any of the categories to sort by course type
  3. Click on "Take this course>>" to access course materials

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How to register for live member events

  • View the upcoming live dates in the VIP Live Events page
  • Click the registration link to save your spot and receive your Zoom link and event reminders!
  • Don't forget to add the live event date and time on your family calendar

Comment or ask questions in any lesson

The bottom of every lesson is a comment box. Leave your questions and a member of the SmartSocial team will research and answer your questions there! Or, contact us anytime with additional questions: Contact the SmartSocial team

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