In April 2019, Josh Ochs is hosting an affordable online version of his parent night presentations (and you can join from your home or office for as little as $10).
Josh is on a mission to help as many families as possible. So, we’re offering parents the chance to join one of his speeches (with a live Q&A session) at a fraction of the cost. The Smart Social Parent Conference gives you access to one Parent Night event, and the Smart Social Community signature parent course. All of this material is presented online, so parents don't have to worry about sitting in traffic, booking travel, or rearranging their whole schedule to attend an event in-person.
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More About This Event:
What: SIX chances to join our proven social media safety speech that will bring you up to speed on the latest apps and how to talk with your kids about using digital tools to shine online
Who: Parents and educators of students 8 years to 18 years old
Why: To keep your students safe and to give parents a proactive way to start a dialog with their kids about being smart on social media
When: Six LIVE speeches to select from: April 23rd, 24th or 25th at 6:30pm Eastern and 6:30PM Pacific
Where: Online, watch from anywhere on your computer/phone
Price: Join the Smart Social Community to access the speeches $15/month or $99/year
What parents say:
I came to this event a little confused about Snapchat and Instagram, but I left feeling more comfortable. Thank you! – Jody G.
This was very informative. I feel better prepared to share this plan with parents in our community. – School Administrator
When should my kid get a cell phone?
When should my kids be on social media?
How do colleges search for students?
How to find out if your child has a second/fake Instagram account
How can I monitor my students online?
How can I make Snapchat safe for my kids?
Tips that will motivate your student to want to be positive online (without parental pressure)
How to be positive on Instagram and Snapchat
How colleges will search for students and applicants online
Examples of good and bad online results colleges will notice first
How one adult lost a dream job with just one post on social media
Why colleges want you to start building a personal brand in high school
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We're honored to have partnered with over 100 schools in 25 states
What Will I Learn?
You will get the same techniques Josh Ochs presents to 30,000+ students and parents each year all across the country
The Smart Social Parent Conference isn’t filled with a bunch of safety tips you’ve heard before. It’s not your average “how to keep kids safe online” advice. This online Parent Conference is for parents who want to limit screen time at home without conflict, monitor their children online without being intrusive, and protect their family online with the resources they already have.
Live Event Topics
Join Josh as he teaches these topics
- Welcome ( 6:30 PM )
- Resources you need to know about to protect your family ( 6:35PM )
- The good and bad sides of social media ( 6:36PM )
- A 3 step plan every family should consider go in a safe direction ( 6:38PM )
- The best safety resource ( 6:43PM )
- How to get your kids to open up ( 6:45PM )
- When your kid should get a phone ( 6:47PM )
- When your kid should be on social media ( 6:49PM )
- How to talk with your kids about snapchat ( 6:52PM )
- How to evaluate good and bad apps in less than 10 seconds ( 6:53PM )
- 5 Good apps to start your kids on (green zone) ( 6:54PM )
- 7 Medium apps to monitor your kids on (gray zone) ( 7:00PM )
- 15 Bad apps to keep your kids from (red zone) ( 7:05PM )
- 5 Bad social media challenges to avoid (orange zone) ( 7:10PM )
- How to find out if your student has a fake Instagram account ( 7:15PM )
- How to turn off Snapmap (a bad snapchat feature) ( 7:16PM )
- How to monitor your kids online ( 7:17PM )
- POSITIVE PARTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
- How colleges search for students online ( 7:19PM )
- How students can begin branding their online image ( 7:21PM)
- Positive ways to post on Instagram ( 7:22PM )
- Volunteer ideas ( 7:23PM )
- How our Google results are seen by others ( 7:24PM )
- 3 Ways to remove bad Google results ( 7:25PM )
- How someone got fired with one Tweet/post ( 7:27PM )
- How that one tweet changed their online footprint forever ( 7:29PM )
- Three words your kids should say before they post/reply to someone ( 7:30PM )
- How students can brand themselves online with a personal website in 7-12th grades ( 7:31PM )
- What colleges want from students ( 7:32PM )
- Questions and Answers with Josh LIVE ( 7:33PM )
Bonus Lessons From Over 70 Experts
You will instantly be able to access our past conference panel discussions from digital experts from all over the country. Log in any time and get access to their advice and listen/read the tips from your home/office/phone.
See what attendees say about Smart Social Conference:
I truly have enjoyed the speakers. Each panelist provided their personal experiences to the topics and made the discussions more relatable. – Annette C.
Perfect amount of information + great length for the event (not too long but enough time to learn a lot of great tools & info! I’ll definitely share what I learned with my colleagues and school community. – Lauren B.
I loved the tactical tips I can take back to my school community. I also think the sessions were timed well. About 45 minutes of discussion and then a break. Excellent speakers who were very articulate. – Wilmar P.
I felt a little torn. I wanted to be in both tracks at the same time! This was great for parents. – Jody G.
I really enjoyed the information from the Online Security and Privacy group. This is an area that is practical yet often overlooked in online student trainings. – Lisa L. PVPUSD Counselor
This was very informative. I have learned so much and feel better prepared to share information with others. – School Administrator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do I need to devote to this? My family is really busy…not sure if I can complete this?
A: The total time investment is 90 minutes for the Parent Night event and 30 minutes for the Student Presentation. Parents join online from anywhere in the world. Students can watch their version of the presentation on-demand, to fit their busy schedule. These parent events are LIVE and each parent event is followed by a Q&A session with social media safety speaker Josh Ochs.
Q: How does the conference work?
A: When you join the Smart Social Community you get access to the parent conference events. Choose the best date and time to join the LIVE Parent Night event. Students can watch their version of the presentation on-demand, to fit their busy schedule. Josh Ochs will be presenting his best tips that he delivers to over 30,000 students each year. Schools spend thousands of dollars to bring Josh Ochs to their community for one speech, but we’re on a mission to help as many families as possible, so we’re offering parents the chance to get this same material (and live Q&A session with Josh Ochs) at a fraction of the cost, and work around their schedule.
Q: Where is the parent conference located?
A: At your home or office using our simple online membership website. Because this is an online parent conference, there is no physical venue and no travel expenses or traffic.
Q: How long do I have access to the conference content?
A: These are LIVE events that are followed by a Q&A session with social media safety speaker Josh Ochs. Choose the best date and time to watch and prepare for an action packed 90 minute presentation that will give parents a solid foundation for keeping their family safe and smart online. The student presentation content is available from April 23rd to May 15th so your students can watch it anytime on their busy schedule.
Q: I’m not a technical person, is this suitable for me?
A: Yes. This conference is for beginners and tech-savvy parents alike. The only prerequisite for the parent conference is a willingness to take action and set aside the time! You do NOT need to have any additional monitoring apps or tools. We will show you how to keep your family safe online with the tools you already have. Bring an open mind and learn how Josh’s tips will help you in the long run.
Q: My child doesn’t have a phone or any social media. Is this conference for me?
A: Yes - we will teach you how to help your student develop a healthy relationship with screen time (before they get a phone/social media) and prepare for a positive digital footprint in their future. These presentations are perfect for parents of middle school and high school students.
Q: My child never makes any mistakes on social media. Is this conference for me?
A: Yes - we will teach you how to build upon your child’s positive digital footprint so they can stand out from the competition when applying to their dream college or job. This presentation is helpful for any parent of students ages 8-18 years old.
Q: I’m not sure what apps my children use - is that okay?
A: You will be given the tools and framework to figure out which networks they’re on, how to monitor their activity, and how to start a dialog that will get them communicating.