Smart Social Podcast: Keeping students safe so they can Shine Online

Positive Impact of Social Media on Adolescents with Kriya Lendzion

Episode Summary

The negative impacts of social media on teens and tweens can be obvious for parents and educators, but there are rarely discussions about the advantages of social media. In this episode of the Podcast, School Counselor Kriya Lendzion discusses the positive impacts of social media on our adolescents.

Episode Notes

Read 22 examples of the positive impact of social media on teens:

About our guest:  Kriya Lendzion is a School Counselor in Asheville, North Carolina, working with middle schoolers. She's also a Mental Health Clinician with adolescents and an Addiction & Prevention Specialist. 

About our host: With a background in marketing at Disney and a love for all things technology, Josh Ochs combines both to help teens and tweens use social media as a portfolio of positive accomplishments. Josh teaches students how they can use to create a positive online presence. Josh’s book: “Light, Bright and Polite for Teens” teaches kids of all ages that everything they post on social media will eventually be discovered by their parents, teachers, their school Principal, and someday colleges and employers. He shows families and teenagers practical examples they can use to always keep it “Light, Bright and Polite” to help them shine online. Watch some of his videos at

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