Are kids being robbed of social skills because they have too much screen time? Learn how to promote healthy screen time for children by creating guidelines, monitoring their devices, and fostering an ongoing conversation with them.
Teens are using Snapchat more and more to keep up with each other. Today Snapchat announced “Snap Map,” a feature that helps teens explore the location of their followers/friends. In this video Josh Ochs teaches you how to use the “Snap Map” feature (and how your kids are using it to locate their friends). Join […]
A fidget spinner is a type of toy, whose marketers claim it relieves stress. … The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or psychological stress. Wikipedia We caught up with […]
Three experts talk about the recent Harvard rejection and share their best tips to avoid making social media blunders. Learn how your student can avoid hurting their college admissions chances, what to do if your student is harming their future opportunities with their social media use, and more.
In this 20 minute tutorial, the SafeSmartSocial team walks you through our top 5 social media safety tips that can help parents keep kids safe and smart online. Learn the most dangerous feature apps have, what the best monitoring tool is, which network we recommend students start with, and more.
All summer, Josh Ochs is hosting a live parent forum on “The Hidden Parts of Snapchat.” Bring all of your social media questions and Josh will try to answer them all (while making you a Snapchat expert in less than 15 minutes).
Voxer is a free messaging app that allows users to send real-time voice messages (like a walkie-talkie) to other users. Learn if Voxer is safe for students to use, teen messaging statistics, how this app can be harmful, and steps you can take if your student is using Voxer.
As parents and educators, it’s important that we ingrain internet privacy best practices in students from a very early age. Learn how to create a healthy dialog with students about online privacy, tactics students can use before sharing posts about other people on social media, and more.
We asked 8 experts to share their best talking points, resources, and strategies parents can use to promote having a healthy dialog with their children. Learn how to use yourself as an example, how to ask questions that encourage a dialog, how to teach security best practices, and more.
With 52% of teen using Instagram, it’s safe to say that a lot of parents are teaching their children Instagram safety. Learn how keeping communication open is better than any monitoring app, how to empower students by teaching them online safety, and what the potential risks are on Instagram.
The Blue Whale Challenge creates new opportunities for predators to target victims on social media by forcing teens to perform harmful tasks over 50 days, with the last task urging the victim to commit suicide. Learn what to do if your student is engaging in this harmful challenge.
Parents want to ensure that their children are making wise choices when they post online–and above all–they want to encourage their children to use social media in a way that won’t have a negative effect on their reputation. In this post, learn how students can avoid oversharing on social media.