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For better or worse, social media has completely revolutionized our world. So how do we as parents in the digital age navigate the world of smartphones and social media with our kids? On the Be Socially Smart Podcast, we'll keep you informed and up to date on all things technology and social media. Whether you are a parent of a teen, tween or elementary age kid, this podcast is for you. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode.
 
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Today on the podcast, we're joined by author and co-founder of CyberWise, Diana Graber. Diana developed and teaches the popular digital literacy program for middle schoolers, Cyber Civics. As a parent of two and a digital literacy expert, Diana also has a passion for teaching parents how to raise their kids in the current digital landscape. In her …
 
What is cyberbullying? How can I prevent it from happening to my kids? This is one of the most popular questions we get from parents, and today we're beginning a 3 part series on this topic for our Be Socially Smart community. Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten or target another person, and recent statistics show 59% of U.S.…
 
The time has come, and your kids officially have their own phones. But how can we as parents successfully monitor our kid's phone usage and keep track of what they're up to online? How do we teach our kids to be socially smart and make sure they stay that way? This topic can often cause a lot of tension among families, so we wanted to share what ha…
 
As parents in the digital world, things are always changing and it can be hard to keep up! The app store continues to develop and grow, and it's our goal to keep you up to date on the latest releases that your kids and their friends may be using. On today's episode, we're talking about 5 new apps parents need to know about in 2019. The list include…
 
As a parent, you may be wondering, "What does it actually mean to be socially smart?" In today's episode, we're going to answer that question! We believe being a socially smart parent means having the knowledge and tools that you need to help keep your kids safe online. Even if you don't have a ton of technical knowledge, becoming a socially smart …
 
Whether we like it or not, each of us (our kids included) have our very own digital footprint. This footprint or profile is a collection of what we've done and how we've portrayed ourselves in the online world. And they matter more than ever in today's digital age. Our kids' digital profiles affect how they are perceived by everyone from college ad…
 
Every day, there are hundreds of new apps being added to the App and Google Play stores. That’s why here at Be Socially Smart, we strive to keep you up to date on the latest trending apps that parents need to know about. In today’s episode, Jason and Caleb discuss 5 trending apps popular with teenagers right now, including Yubo, Instagram Stats, an…
 
As parents, we carry a lot of weight and responsibility on our shoulders regarding how our kids will turn out. And the fact that we live our current digital age can make this feel even more difficult. So as a digital parent, where should we start? How can we be confident in the intentional parenting of our digital kids? What does it look like to pr…
 
This is one of those hot topics that so many parents have asked about. How can parents monitor and keep up with what our kids are doing online? Whether it’s your family computer, a child’s iPad or your teen’s cell phone, there are definitely some great social media monitoring tools currently available on the market. If you want to keep track of you…
 
Be sure to tune in for this one! Today we sat down to interview the mom of 2 teenagers, Jason's wife Danya. As a mother and the owner of a digital marketing agency, Danya offers a unique perspective on all things teens and social media. She'll share a bit about what she's learning working behind the scenes in the social media industry, and then pro…
 
For today's episode, we're doing something a little different! Let's take some time to go beyond the screen, and discuss how we can develop a relationship of trust with our kids with something called a "Circle of Safety". As parents we obviously want our kids to know that they can talk to us about anything. But the reality is it's harder than we th…
 
How do we set boundaries for our kids relating to their phones and social media? Have you recently found yourself asking this question? While many parents have tried implementing rules for how technology can be used, we've found that setting rules can actually lead to some unforeseen downsides. In today's episode, we'll discuss why it's actually mo…
 
Youtube is one of the most popular apps, with over 2 billion active users! When it comes to our kids, 85% of teens ages 13-17 say that they use YouTube, which makes the app #1 for teen social media usage. For better or for worse, you can truly find everything on this video platform. Today we'll sit down to discuss all things YouTube, from suggested…
 
Do you have a video gamer in your life? If so, you probably know that kids these days don't just play video games, they're also watching other people play online. Video games have been around for a long time, but gaming apps have given them a whole new life, creating some additional concerns for parents. In this episode, we'll discuss two popular g…
 
When talking with parents, there is one question that we're asked far more than any other... "At what age should we give our kid a cell phone?" When we let our kids have a smartphone, we are giving them so much more than just a phone, so this is definitely an important question to ask. And unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for eve…
 
Is there a positive side of social media usage for our kids? We decided it was finally time to sit down and actually answer this question. Sure, we as parents always need to remain cautious about what our kids are doing online, but it's definitely not all bad! There are a lot of potentially great outcomes for our kids as they engage and participate…
 
Account passwords are the gateway to everything your kids are doing and seeing online, which makes them a very hot topic. From establishing a social media agreement with your family to doing regular account check-ins, you’ll want to tune in for this episode as we share 5 ways to make sure you always have access to your kids’ social media accounts.…
 
There are hundreds of thousands of apps available in the Apple and Google Play stores, with more being added every day. However many of these apps aren’t appropriate or beneficial for our kids. In this episode, Jason and Caleb break down four apps available now that all parents should be wary of. Have thoughts on this show or additional social medi…
 
In the second half of this two-part series, we’ll look at the third and most important reason that our kids crave social media. Today we’ll address the often empty promises and appeal of social media for our kids, and discuss practical ways that we can handle this obsession as socially smart parents. Looking for tools and resources to help you talk…
 
Why are our kids so addicted to cell phones and social media? If you’ve ever struggled to pull your child away from their phone or tablet, this episode is for you. Our kids crave entertainment and social interaction, and for better or worse, they often use their devices to fulfill these desires. In the first half of this two-part series, we’ll disc…
 
Does your family currently use Apple devices? In this episode, Jason will discuss some new parental controls from the iOS12 update that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’d like to schedule downtime for your kids on their devices or manage what types of content they can download, tune in as we walk step by step through these great new tools. Want …
 
Instagram is arguably the most popular social media app, and many families consider it to be a safe social option for their kids. However, at its core, Instagram is still an unfiltered search, with dangers often lurking within the hashtags. Join us for this episode as we discuss how to use Instagram wisely with your kids, including some helpful tip…
 
Today we’re letting you in on the #1 biggest secret to having success with your kids in their digital life. Being a present parent can change everything for your family, and in this episode, we’ll share some key tips on how to do it well. You won’t want to miss this one. For additional free parenting resources after the show, head to http://besocia…
 
Snapchat provides a unique social media experience compared to other social platforms like Facebook and Instagram. But this also means there are some unique features that parents will want to watch out for. On today’s episode, Jason breaks down 5 things you should know about the highly popular app, Snapchat, including how to reduce inappropriate ad…
 
Welcome to the Be Socially Smart podcast, a new show for parents that will keep you up to date on all things technology and social media, and how it relates to your kids. On this episode, you’ll meet our hosts, Jason Clairmont and Caleb Farley, two dads who are passionate about helping families navigate this complex issue together. Want to take a l…
 
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