The Smart Social Team teaches parents, educators, and students how to stay safe on social media so they can Shine Online. We show you how to audit your Google results and use your social media accounts as a portfolio of positive accomplishments. We keep it tactical and practical with tips you can use to better understand how to navigate the digital world as a parent, student, and educator. Learn more at SmartSocial.com
Monkey Video Chat App (What Parents Need to Know) PREVIEW
The Monkey app is a popular app that encourages users to have 15-second videos with strangers. Chatting with strangers is a red flag for students participating in this type of communication.
In this guide you will learn 1) what is the Monkey app and why students might like to try this type of app, 2) the dangers of live video chat and talking to strangers, 3) tips for families to talk about this app, tips to help students find safer apps, and suggestions for keeping your kids safer online.
Pros and Cons of Video Games Guide 2022 PREVIEW
Most parents remember playing Super Mario Bros or the Oregon Trail. Today’s game options are vastly different and can be overwhelming to learn. Many parents may be left wondering: are today’s games safe to play or are they are causing harm to students? The answer is yes, to both.
While there are some positives to playing video games, there are also some dangers that parents should be aware of before letting their students play violent video games.
Virtual Reality for Counseling and Family Connections with Guests from Virgils, Inc.
Virtual Reality has great potential to help students learn how to interact with others online. Today's guests on the SmartSocial.com podcast are co-founders of Virgils, Inc., which teaches adolescents healthy tech habits through a cohort-based education program (which takes place in the Metaverse). In this podcast, Monet Goldman and Christian Ulstrup share their tips for parents to connect with their kids about technology and virtual reality.
Share Your Social Media Story & Help Other Parents-MomTalk with Beth and Andrea
We want to hear your social media stories! Sharing your questions, stories, and experiences can help other parents and students learn how to be safer online!
WhatsApp Guide for Parents
WhatsApp can be a safe app when kids know the dangers and what to look out for. In the SmartSocial.com WhatsApp Guide for Parents, learn about the known dangers to tweens/teens on WhatsApp, what to talk to your students about, and recommended privacy settings on the app.
Kids Stuck on YouTube? SmartSocial Tips from MomTalk
With summer break starting, many students turn to YouTube to fill their "extra" time. In this week's MomTalk, Beth and Andrea from the SmartSocial.com team talk about the "behind the scenes" discussions and lessons learned to help other parents face the YouTube addiction battle this summer.
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Amazing information to keep your kids safe on social media platforms and tips for your child to build their internet brand to stand out during college app and job interviews!