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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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Learn the dangers inside of every popular app your students are using.

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Navigating Social Media For Students & Parents (So Students Can Someday Shine Online)

(A monthly live Zoom event For parents & students ages 9-18)
Students: Have fun learning how to navigate hidden app settings & why you need to build a portfolio for your future

Parents, bring your students to discover the hidden safety features/dangers on the most popular apps as you stay safe together (and use social media with a positive purpose).

Students learn how their online footprint will impact their future opportunities for colleges, internships and careers. Students leave with an understanding of how an online portfolio can display their projects, skills, goals, and more.

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School Resource/Law Enforcement Officers Are Saying:

The SmartSocial programs teach adults the essentials of social media and how to work with students to stay safe online.

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Good info for any parent or educator who wants to learn about the 30 bad apps for teens. Keep up the good work!

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Thanks for the program. Tons of great info that can help me keep my students safe.

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Cindy T.

Parent Webinar Attendee

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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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Director of College Advising

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

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You hear all of these things about what kids are doing online and it was great to understand the things that are hidden behind the scenes on these popular apps. We are definitely better off now. Thank you for the presentation.

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Parent Webinar Attendee

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I really love the emphasis on having a dialogue. This presentation gives parents the tools to be able to communicate with their children effectively about what matters most. 

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I'm a counselor and Josh's presentation was fabulous and very very informative.

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Educator Webinar Attendee

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Parent Webinar Attendee

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I watched this presentation because I don't know anything about social media. Now I can teach my kids.

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Parent Webinar Attendee

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Driving Safely on Social Media
(GRADES 1-12)

Students and parents learn how to spot good and bad apps and how others can hurt you online (even if you're staying in your own lane)

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Connecting with Friends In a Positive Way
(GRADES 2-12)

We show students how to be happy online. Our mental health content shows them how to balance the positive side social media and how to look out for bullying, screen time addiction, and more.

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Teaching Students To
Use Google To See Your Online Brand
(GRADES 3-12)

Even if a student isn't online, we show them how other people (who might look like them) are damaging their online brand. This opens a dialog about social media behaviors.

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Mapping Out Your Reputation by Building a Private Portfolio
(GRADES 6-12)

We teach students how to plan their route and turn their activities into an online portfolio so they know what they are good at (and make wise decisions)

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Building Your Public Footprint
(GRADES 9-12)

We teach students how to turn all of their social media accounts (and private portfolio) into a positive high-school resume to get noticed by colleges and future employers

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About Your Instructor: Josh Ochs

Josh Ochs is the author of the bestselling book “Light, Bright & Polite™” and has taught 30,000+ tweens and teens how to Shine Online to impress colleges and future employers.

With a background in marketing at Disney, Josh is no stranger to the realities of marketing himself in a way to quickly win over others. Josh has been quoted and featured in Forbes, CBS News, KTLA, KFWB radio, is a guest lecturer at USC and UCLA and a frequent personality on TV/Radio shows nationwide.

He will teach parent and students how to...
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Be positive on social media

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Find the hidden parts of each app in our short tutorials

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Have successful dialogs as a family about each app

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Stay safe online with other digital safety experts

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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. He also speaks to thousands of parents each year to help them overcome their frustrations with screen time addiction and social media safety.

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Join the Smart Social Community to Get A Free PDF Copy of All Of Josh's Books (a $75 Value) :

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Smartphone & Social Media Agreement (A Course for Students and Parents)
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Smartphone & Social Media Agreement (A Course for Students & Parents)

In this course, you will learn how to set realistic phone rules that make sense for your family and you will leave with a custom signed document for your family!

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Navigating Snapchat (A Course for Students & Parents)
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Navigating Snapchat
(A Course for Students & Parents)

Your students will learn how to use Snapchat in a positive way. We'll talk about the repercussions of using Snapchat without a purpose, how to use Snapchat, and what features to turn off immediately.

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Navigating TikTok (A Course for Students & Parents)
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Navigating TikTok
(A Course for Students & Parents)

Students will learn how to set up TikTok to create a positive online image and Shine Online. If students learn how to use TikTok in a positive way–and why it matters–they will impress future colleges/employers.

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Navigating Instagram (A Course for Students & Parents)
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Navigating Instagram
(A Course for Students & Parents)

Parents will learn how to navigate Instagram while students will learn to improve their search results using Instagram to impress future recruiters and employers.

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Navigating LinkedIn (A Course for Students & Parents)
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Navigating LinkedIn
(A Course for Students & Parents)

In this Social Media workshop, students and parents will learn how to set up LinkedIn to create a positive online image and Shine Online. Students will learn how recruiters and employers will find them.

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Navigating YouTube (A Course For Parents & Students)
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Navigating YouTube
(A Course for Students & Parents)

In this course, parents will learn how to navigate YouTube while students will learn how to safely use YouTube. If students learn how to use YouTube in a positive way, they will impress future colleges/employers.

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Navigating Fortnite, Overwatch, Call of Duty & Other Violent Video Games a Social Media Workshop by Josh Ochs SmartSocial.com
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Navigating Fortnite, Overwatch, Call of Duty, & Other Violent Video Games (A Course for Students & Parents)

In this course, you'll see some of the real-world-dangers of violent video games, tips to safely navigate Fortnite, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and how to recognize and seek help for video game addiction.

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Navigating Roblox, Minecraft & Other Non Violent Video Games a Social Media Workshop by Josh Ochs SmartSocial.com
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Navigating Roblox, Minecraft, & Other Non-Violent Video Games (A Course for Students & Parents)

Students and parents will learn some of the benefits of playing video games, warning signs of addiction and what to do, and ways families can be safer playing video games together. We'll also cover important settings in Roblox and Minecraft.

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Navigating College Readiness on Social Media
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Navigating College Readiness on Social Media Networks (A Course for Students & Parents)

In this course students will see examples of real-life examples of positive social media and blunders to avoid. We'll give you details of what and how to post to create a positive online presence with LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Live Zoom Event: How to Navigate Social Media Apps  & Hidden Phone Settings For Students & Parents by SmartSocial.com
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How to Navigate Social Media Apps & Hidden Phone Settings

Get a cursory overview of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Netflix, Discord, Twitch, iPhones, Androids, and more. Bring your students to this live/replay event so they can learn together.

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How to Keep Your Family Safe Online From Hackers

Learn how a password manager creates and stores unique passwords across every website or account you have.  Keep your family safe by putting all your passwords in one place.

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Parent Control Setup for iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, & More!

Learn how parents and students can work together while setting up safety features on iPhones, Androids, iPads, Chromebooks, Amazon Fire, and more. This course is perfect for parents and students.

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Free Parent Night: 25+ Dangers On
TikTok,  Snapchat, Instagram, Fortnite, Netflix, YouTube & More (Multiple Dates).

Join Josh for a presentation that will teach you the hidden safety features of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Netflix, Discord, Fortnite, Twitch & more! (Register Here)

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Parent Event: 25+ Dangers on TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Fornite, Netflix & YouTube by Josh Ochs SmartSocial.com