Smart Social Podcast: Learn how to shine online
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In this podcast Josh Ochs teaches parents and students how to shine online. He shows you how to audit your Google results and use your social media accounts as a portfolio of positive accomplishments to shine online. Josh keeps it tactical and practical with tips you can use to better understand how to navigate the digital world as a parent, teen and professional. Learn more at SmartSocial.com

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    #17 Tween Digital Safety Tips From A Mom and Parent University Member - SmartSocial.com Podcast by Josh Ochs

    I try and call every Parent University customer and last week was no exception. I got on the phone today with Valley Hildebrand, a member of Parent University and a mom of kids ages 12, 10 and 1.5. She shares with us real struggles she has about phone safety, social media safety and how to keep her kids safe online.

    Please share this episode with other parents so they can protect their kids also.

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #16 TBH App Is Dangerous For Kids - SmartSocial.com Podcast by Josh Ochs

    TBH stands for “to be honest”, and the tbh app is a social networking platform where users anonymously answer questions/polls about their classmates. https://smartsocial.com/tbh-app-parent-guide/

    What is the tbh app?

    TBH stands for “to be honest”, the tbh app is a social networking platform

    Users anonymously answer questions/polls about their classmates

    In addition to answering questions, users can submit new questions/polls

    In order to use the app, users have to grant tbh access to their phone’s location and contacts

    tbh uses the phone’s GPS to list schools in the area. Then, the user selects the school they attend

    Questions/polls are created by the developer in an attempt to keep the app from becoming insulting or negative

    When users create a poll, the poll must first be approved by the developer

    Questions are multiple choice and a list of students friend’s names are the available choices

    Users earn gems when their name is picked in a poll

    Gems act like trophies and are color coded: pink if a girl picks you or blue if a boy picks you

    Why should parents care?

    Users cannot use the tbh app unless they allow the app to access their phone’s location and contacts

    There is no verification process on the app so anyone can sign up and say they attend a school in their area, even if they are an adult

    Even though the questions/polls are approved by the developers, tbh can still promote bullying and make it easier for students to become a target

    Children can encounter inappropriate content if they spend time on the tbh app

    This app encourages users to anonymously critique their classmates which can promote unhealthy student interactions

    The gem system can become a form of cyberbullying since it is based around peer judgement

    tbh app in the news Privacy concerns, a future chat function, and the possibility of mean-use are still concerns [on tbh]. –Common Sense Media

    [tbh’s] ‘gamified’ structure still feeds the distraction and sense of disconnection that are causing epidemic levels of depression and isolation among today’s smartphone-addicted teens. –Fortune

    What can parents do? If your teen has the tbh app, have them delete it and discuss the dangers of anonymous apps

    Check out our Parent App Guide page and encourage your student to use apps in our Green Zone

    Discourage your teen from using anonymous apps or any apps that promote giving anonymous feedback

    Challenge your child to find positive and new ways to connect with their peers on social media

    Consistently work on having an open and healthy dialog with your children about social media

    Ask your teen about their day at school and online As a parent, strive to be approachable and supportive Consider joining Parent University to get videos you can watch WITH your kids so they will learn how to be safe and smart online. Get access to our “Neighborhood Watch For Digital Safety” in our private Facebook group.

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #15 Cell Phone Safety Tips For Kids & Parents With the Monique Burr Foundation For Children

    Do your kids have a cell phone? Do you know what's on it that can danger them? In this episode we catch up with an expert who will show you some great tips on how to talk with your kids about safe cell phone use (and what to watch out for).

    Our guest is: Stacy Pendarvis Program Director | Monique Burr Foundation for Children https://mbfchildsafetymatters.org/

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #14 Teen Online Branding Tips To Get Career Ready with Dennis Bonilla - Smart Social Podcast with Josh Ochs

    Do your kids know how detailed the background search might be for their dream career? We caught up with an expert that talks about how a student's online brand should look so they can keep their future opportunities open for everyone.

    Our guest today is: Dennis Bonilla https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisbonillait/ Executive Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Phoenix

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #13 Online Resume Tips For College Prep (at any age) with Sonja Montiel of College Confidence - Smart Social Podcast with Josh Ochs

    It's never too early to start talking with your kids about their future online footprint (especially when you tie it in with their college admissions). In this episode we interview a college admissions expert to get some online social media tips you can use to supliment a college application.

    Our guest is Sonja Montiel https://www.collegeconfidence.net/

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #12 CBS2 LA Jill Simonian Shares Screen Time Tips For Younger Kids - Smart Social Podcast with Josh Ochs

    We caught up with CBS2 LA on camera personality Jill Simonian to ask her a few screen time tips for younger kids. She shares with us "You can't put toothpaste back in the tube!," what to say to your younger kids if they see something bad online, a website you can use to delay getting your kids a phone and a whole lot more.

    Our guest is Jill Simonian http://thefabmom.com/

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #11 Tips To Prevent Being Hacked (and Digital Safety) For Back To School - SmartSocial.com Podcast

    It seems like someone is being hacked (or a company is leaking info) every day in the news. In this episode our guest expert teaches you how to avoid unprotected wifi (and why it's bad), why messaging on social media isn't the same as texting, why you need to do a sweep on privacy settings, be selective about who you follow, how fake Instagram accounts can be set up by others, how 2 step authentication works and a WHOLE lot more.

    Our guest is Kirsten Hoyt, program dean at University of Phoenix College of information Systems and Technology

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #10 Snapchat & Dialog Tips For Students & Parents - SmartSocial.com Podcast with Josh Ochs

    If you tell your kids what NOT to do all the time, they seem to want to not listen. That's why we caught up with two experts and asked them how to keep kids safe on Snapchat. What they shared is so much bigger. Learn how to motivate your kids to set their own goals (and achieve them), how to get them thinking about college (and how social media can then help them get accepted) and how to dialog about their posts.

    Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join our next webinar to learn the 27 worst apps your students should never use: https://smartsocial.com/#webinars

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #9 Instagram Is Worst App For Student Mental Health - SmartSocial Podcast with Josh Ochs

    RSPH and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published a new report, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a list of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health Read more here: https://smartsocial.com/blog/

    Join Parent University to get videos to watch with your kids so they can better understand WHY they need to be smart online.

    View the top 50+ good and bad teen apps in our Popular App Guide page for Parents and Educators.

    Join our newsletter to learn more about our safety tips.

    Learn more at https://smartsocial.com

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    #8 Sarahah App is DANGEROUS for Students - SmartSocial.com Podcast

    Sarahah is an app and website that allows users to send and receive anonymous messages.

    What is the Sarahah app? Users cannot respond to messages but they can “favorite” messages Sarahah users can link their account to their Snapchat account It was created by Saudi Arabian developer in hopes that it “helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.” The name Sarahah means “frankness” or “honesty” in Arabic and after spreading throughout the Arab world, it has now claimed the top spot on the list of free apps in the Apple store in markets like Australia, the US, UK and Ireland after the company released an English version last month. – Source The original idea of the app was to allow a way for more honest communication in traditional Arab communities with strict expectations around status Users can use Snapchat to send anonymous messages through Sarahah Typically, teens will share their anonymous Sarahah messages on their Snapchat in an attempt to determine who sent the anonymous comment

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