Student Overview: Learn the Hidden Features of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, iPhones, Androids, and More

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September 3, 2021

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In this student-friendly course, Josh Ochs shares how to Shine Online. He shares some anti-bullying tips, Instagram safety, Google footprint tactics, and more.

What you'll learn in this course:

  • You are the manager of your own account. Every day, when you post online you can have fun but you can add or delete little parts of it and you can change your brand
  • Be your vibrant self online
  • Before you respond on Instagram or on email, ask yourself if this is Light, Bright and Polite™?
  • What it means to "Shine Online" and why it's important
  • How to build your online brand with a portfolio
  • How colleges will search for you online
  • Positive Instagram post ideas
  • Examples of four celebrities online brands
  • How to get fired with one post (and how to be positive in your posts)

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

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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.

Table of Contents

In this student-friendly course, Josh Ochs shares how to Shine Online. He shares some anti-bullying tips, Instagram safety, Google footprint tactics, and more.

Key takeaways in this course:

  • You are the manager of your own account. Every day, when you post online you can have fun but you can add or delete little parts of it and you can change your brand
  • Be your vibrant self online
  • Before you respond on Instagram or on email, ask yourself if this is Light, Bright and Polite™?

How to Shine Online (for students)

Building your online brand with a portfolio

How colleges will search for you online

3 step plan to take charge of how you look online

  1. If you posted it, you can take it down
  2. If your friends posted it, politely ask them to take it down
  3. If somebody else that you don’t know posted it and it’s hurting your story, then that’s when you talk to your parents

Positive Instagram post ideas

Search for four celebrities to see their online brand

How to get fired with one post

Conclusion

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