Smart Social Podcast: Learn how to shine online
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In this podcast Josh Ochs teaches 100,000 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

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    #70 Apple Screen Time Control Feature in iOS 12 - Podcast with Josh Ochs

    Screen Time is a new feature for Apple’s iOS 12 that allows users to set screen time limits and see reports of how the device has been used. The feature can be configured by parents and used across devices with the same Apple ID. The Apple Screen Time feature can be found in the settings of iPhones and iPads. At the end of the week, users receive a report of their device usage from the past week.

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    #69 Teen Social Media Statistics 2018 (What Parents Need to Know) - Podcast with Josh Ochs

    A new survey from Common Sense Media sheds light on teens’ changing social media habits and why some kids are more deeply affected by — and connected to — their digital worlds. The survey showcases how social media has evolved from 2012 to 2018. It will come as no surprise to many parents and educators that social media use among teens has increased dramatically (among 13- to 17-year-olds in the United States).

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    #67 How to Limit Screen Time Without Conflict - Podcast with Josh Ochs

    We asked parents and educators what they were struggling with most when it comes to digital safety and an overwhelming number told us that it’s difficult to set screen time limits with their students. It’s important to help students build healthy screen time habits, but for many parents and educators that’s easier said than done.

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    #66 Negative Impact of Screen Time and How To Take A Digital Detox (with Guest Jill Simonian)

    Do you need a Digital Detox? When was the last time you hold your phone and scroll on social media? In this episode, Josh sat down with Jill Simonian, Parenting Lifestyle Contributor, to talk about the negative impact of screen time. If you are a parent looking for help on how to keep their children safe online, listen in as Jill shared some actionable steps that you can apply to your household.

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    #65 School District Online Safety Tips for Students from Fontana USD Joe Bremgartner

    When you’re in high school, you may not think twice about the importance of maintaining a professional social media presence. However, that Facebook video of you and your buddies knocking over mailboxes in the 10th grade can come back to haunt you years later when you’re filling out dozens of job applications. Employers checking social media before hiring an applicant is becoming increasingly common. So, it’s important to be prepared before applying to your first job.

    In this podcast, Josh sat down with Joe Bremgartner, the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources from the Fontana Unified School District. Listen as Joe gives his expertise on how future employers view your social media profiles during the hiring process.

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    #63 What happens when you delete Instagram (with Guest Houston Bradley) - Podcast with Josh Ochs

    With constant access to social media, it can be difficult to know when you’ve developed an addiction and need to take a break. In this Podcast, Josh sat down with Houston Bradley of United Talent Agency (UTA) who shared why he joined Josh on taking a break from social media. Listen as you hear Josh and Houston exchange valuable lessons they learned while they were on a social media hiatus.

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    #62 The Power of LinkedIn: Why Every High School Student Needs to be on LinkedIn with Caroline Leach - Podcast with Josh Ochs

    This week we sat down with Caroline Leach who helps people tell their stories and embrace the future. Caroline writes, researches, and speaks about why professionals need a social media strategy for their career… and how to use social to build a career. She posts weekly to her blog and on LinkedIn. Caroline also works in marketing and communications in the Fortune 500. The opinions she expresses on our podcast are her own and are not those of her employer.

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