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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 SmartSocial.com

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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 SmartSocial.com

    HOLLA App vs HOLA App: Why Both Are Dangerous for Students

    HOLLA App vs HOLA App: Why Both Are Dangerous for Students

    Both the HOLLA app and HOLA app allow people to video chat with random strangers around the world. While many conversations might stay innocent, users report widespread profanity, nudity, and lewd behavior on both apps. Josh Ochs explains what the Smart Social team came across during its app review process.

    Learn More: https://smartsocial.com/?p=45981

    • 9 min
    Are Parental Controls and Filters Enough For Kids Guest Chelsea Brown with Digital Mom Talk

    Are Parental Controls and Filters Enough For Kids Guest Chelsea Brown with Digital Mom Talk

    Josh talked with Digital Mom Talk's Chelsea Brown about parental controls.

    Meet Chelsea Brown: I am the CEO of Digital Mom Talk and a Certified Cyber Security Consultant for businesses and families. I secure businesses and family homes through education, digital courses, coaching, private consultations and events. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Technology Emphasis in Networking and Cybersecurity, Hold a CompTIA Security+ Certification and have 10 years working experience securing businesses and families homes.

    • 14 min
    5 Negative Effects of TikTok on Teens

    5 Negative Effects of TikTok on Teens

    TikTok is a fun and creative outlet for users to post videos, but some of the content users post contain explicit language, suggestive themes, and lewd gestures. Smart Social recommends parents monitor their student’s use of the app both for what they view and what they post.

    Josh shares 5 negative effects of TikTok on teens:
    1. TikTok is filled with mature content.
    2. Predators can watch videos and communicate with young TikTok users.
    3. TikTok is designed to be addicting.
    4. Bullying is a problem on TikTok
    5. The US Government has privacy concerns with TikTok.

    For more information about the negative effects of TikTok, see our blog post here: https://smartsocial.com/?p=45952

    • 6 min
    LINE App: Avatars, Stickers, and Hidden Chats

    LINE App: Avatars, Stickers, and Hidden Chats

    The LINE app allows users to chat, make new friends, and build a social media network filled with cute stickers and avatars. It also gives students, who don’t have a cell phone plan, a free way to make calls and send texts. But Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs wants parents to be aware of the hidden features and some necessary safety settings on the LINE app.

    • 9 min
    Josh Ochs Speaks to Parents About Social Media Safety

    Josh Ochs Speaks to Parents About Social Media Safety

    Parents in today's digital world are navigating unchartered territory. In this episode, hear Author and Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs share some of his best online safety advice with parents in Pine Bush, New York.

    Learn how you can bring Josh to schools in your community: https://smartsocial.com/hire-us/

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    Cyber Crime is Everywhere! How To Keep Your Family Safe Online From Hackers

    Cyber Crime is Everywhere! How To Keep Your Family Safe Online From Hackers

    While many families don’t think they have anything worth “hacking” — that couldn’t be further from the truth. A password manager creates and stores unique passwords across every website or account you have. When you use a password manager, you create a single “master” password (that you remember) to access the manager and then the manager creates and stores the rest.

    Smart Social’s new course, Why Every Family Needs a Password Manager, will walk you through the need for a password manager and how you can set it up: https://learn.smartsocial.com/courses/take/password-manager/lessons/10000148-cyber-crime-is-everywhere-how-to-keep-your-family-safe-online-from-hackers

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

Valarie Roberts ,

Etiquette Lady

Having the opportunity to be interviewed by Josh Ochs was easy and so much fun! He is a professional and knows how to make conversations seem flawless. But the bottom line is, Josh truly cares about getting the best and safest information to our kids as possible.

Snowman2797 ,

Love the mission

Josh's passion for these issues shines clearly through these helpful discussions on a really important topic facing us today.

College Scoops ,

A great resource for parents

Josh is a leading expert in the field of social media. He provides parents with a wealth of resources to navigate social media in our digital world.

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