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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
 
In the Beyond Writing podcast, indie publisher Bright Little Light Press talks about everything that happens once you finish writing - up to, including, and after, publication. The intent is to demystify publishing, and provide insight into the industry for writers and those curious about the publication process.
 
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Read our Telegram Messenger guide at: https://smartsocial.com/telegram Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart …
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart Social VIP (Very Informed Parents) Member and unlock 30+ workshops (lea…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our guide to calculator privacy/vault apps at: https://smartsocial.com/whisper-app-parents-guide-video/ Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com…
 
Stuart Udell shares tips on how to keep kids engaged over the summer and how Achieve300's services provide reading material delivered in different reading levels. He shares how important it is to allow students to pick and choose things that they enjoy reading in a variety of formats. Now, more than ever, it is important for students to have litera…
 
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Cyberloafing is a term used to describe the habit of using social media without a specific intention, often to procrastinate throughout the day. While some argue that a limited amount of cyberloafing can help students and employees rebound from stressful or difficult situations, it is very hard to recognize when scrolling social media goes past a r…
 
Who is your teen private messaging? Does your teen have hidden apps or fake accounts? Do you set boundaries for your teen on when they can and can't use their phone? We cover all of this and more to help you set your family up for success! Shelley is a Certified Life Purpose Coach and Self-Awareness Expert. To learn more about Shelley, visit Shelle…
 
Read our full Parent's Guide on our website: https://smartsocial.com/kik-app Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a …
 
Read our full Parent's Guide to LinkedIn on our website: https://smartsocial.com/linkedin Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webin…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart Social VIP (Very Informed Parents) Member and unlock 30+ workshops (lea…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our Parent's Guide on Emerlad: https://smartsocial.com/emerald Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart Soc…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our Parent's Guide to the Negative Effects of Video Games: https://smartsocial.com/youtube Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media…
 
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We learn from the co-founders the history of this platform, where it began, and how it grew from 2007 until today. Parenting then (pre-social media) was too “judgy and preachy”; Your Teen didn’t want to be that to its followers. Instead, the founders sought to offer real, honest support, showing the rough spots and addressing the truth in their mis…
 
With refreshing honesty and candidness, Bill examines a broken higher education system and how it can be remedied. He calls on students to approach their college years with curiosity and a desire to learn for the sake of learning rather than following a path that ultimately leaves them unfulfilled. Bill Deresiewicz is the New York Times Best-Sellin…
 
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Lori chats about the power of human connection and how parents can connect better with their teens. She touches on the importance of presence in our interactions with our kids and on better tools to communicate with them, cautioning that anxiety can be contagious. Lori also shares her experience as the mother of a teenager and even reflects on her …
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our Silhouette Challenge Guide: https://smartsocial.com/snapchat Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart S…
 
Learn more at https://smartsocial.com/sex-trafficking/​ Join our free newsletter: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/​ Take one of our 30+ additional courses on the latest teen apps: https://learn.smartsocial.com/​ Download the Smart Social app: https://smartsocial.com/app​ Learn the top 100 popular teen apps: https://smartsocial.com/app-guide-par.…
 
Parents can help by helping teens see the bigger picture in regards to FOMO, regularly talk about digital footprints and what's not OK to share online and setting reasonable screen time limits. Read more at https://smartsocial.com/effects-of-social-media-on-mental-health/ Learn more about Jessica at https://jessicaspeer.com/ Join our free newslette…
 
Jessica talks about the damaging effects of "outcome love"--the kind of love that shows up when kids have accomplished something. She encourages parents instead to focus on the long haul--on the learning and the growth that kids experience throughout their childhood and adolescence. She gives great advice on developing positive relationships with t…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our Silhouette Challenge Guide: https://smartsocial.com/tiktok-app-guide-parents/#Silhouette-Challenge Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Read our MeWe Parent App Guide: https://smartsocial.com/mewe/ Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart Social VI…
 
Read our Instagram app guide: https://smartsocial.com/instagram/ Parents and students can have a discussion to review the Instagram settings to ensure students’ experiences are positive on the app. Where is Instagram available? App Store: 12+ Google Play: T (Teen) Official website: Instagram.com (Owned by Facebook, Inc.) Learn from Smart Social's r…
 
OnlyFans is a subscription website where users make money by sharing photos or videos with their followers. Fan accounts cover diverse interests from media creators trying to monetize their work in music, art, dance, food, and fashion. The website has quickly become very popular and most known for adult entertainment. While the site has an 18 and o…
 
Read our Minecraft App Guide: https://smartsocial.com/what-is-minecraft/ Minecraft (Based in Sweden, Developed by Mojang Studios, Owned by Microsoft) Apple App Store Rating: 9+ Google Play: 10+ Minecraft gameplay involves players interacting with the game world by placing and breaking various types of blocks in a 3D environment. Users can build cre…
 
Kelly talks about really listening to our kids and the importance of doing so without the goal of fixing. While it is soothing for us, she says, to solve problems for our kids, it is ten times more soothing to know that they can problem-solve for themselves. Truly listening allows parents to get to "the thing behind the thing behind the thing"--wha…
 
Read 22 examples of the positive impact of social media on teens: https://smartsocial.com/positive-impact-of-social-media/ 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: …
 
Read our blog: https://smartsocial.com/phone-dangers/ Learn how to safely set up your tween or teen's new smartphone: https://learn.smartsocial.com/bundles/phone-dangers Learn social media safety from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent N…
 
In this episode, Ted gets candid about what changed in the college admission process during his 40-year tenure in admissions at the University of Chicago: what he refers to as a natural growth and an unnatural growth. He discusses how college rankings lists have impacted the college admission process, he offers parenting advice for those trying to …
 
Read SmartSocial.com's blog for 11 expert tips to help teens avoid doomscrolling: https://smartsocial.com/doomscrolling/ Learn social media safety from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popul…
 
With refreshing honesty and candidness, co-authors Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg urge families to approach the college admission process with an open mind. They espouse the value of open lines of communication among family members during the stressful process of applying to college, and their 5 conversations give families the roadmap to approach…
 
In this SmartSocial.com Podcast episode, Jonathan Cristall explains the legal aspects of sending nudes, which can include the crime of possessing child pornography. He also explains how sending illicit photos can also lead to cyberbullying, social consequences, revenge porn, and sextortion. Cristall says sextortion, a form of online blackmail, occu…
 
Read SmartSocial.com's Among Us App Guide. What is the Among Us app? It’s a social deduction game, like Clue and Werewolf, where players attempt to uncover each other’s hidden role or team allegiance Among Us is played online with 4-10 friends or strangers It became extremely popular during the pandemic when TikTok influencers and YouTube gamers po…
 
What is the Walkie Talkie app? The app lets people communicate from any location, in the same style as a walkie talkie or two-way radio It only works using cellular data or a Wi-Fi connection This is a voice-only app. Images and videos cannot be shared Learn more by reading our app guide: https://smartsocial.com/walkie-talkie-app/ How does the app …
 
The Age of Distraction, in which increased technology use is significantly impacting teen depression and anxiety, necessitates a shift in the way parents parent their teens. Drugs and alcohol are a critical piece to the conversation, which is a different conversation than it was even just a few years ago. Parents must understand the changing landsc…
 
Read 10 expert tips to help students combat FOMO: https://smartsocial.com/fear-of-missing-out/ Learn social media safety from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsoci…
 
Learn advice from parents and safety experts on our blog: https://smartsocial.com/teen-driving-safety/ Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/socia…
 
Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-webinar/ Become a Smart Social VIP (Very Informed Parents) Member and unlock 30+ workshops (lea…
 
Read SmartSocial.com's Sadfishing blog to learn 8 Ways to Talk With Tweens and Teens About Sadfishing Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://smartsocial.com/social…
 
Whether your kids are in preschool or high school (and beyond!) they have something to learn from How to Be a Person. Hilariously written and superbly illustrated, this book teaches us all how to be more self-reliant while also reminding us to help others along the way. About our guest: Catherine Newman is also the author of the memoir Waiting For …
 
Selepak's Tips for Cleaning Up Social Media Profiles: The best way for students to clean up and protect their online presence is to do a regular social media audit. Students should reexamine their Instagram posts, go back through their Twitter posts with Advanced Search, check their TikTok videos, and review their daily Facebook Memories notificati…
 
Noble's first tip? Don’t shotgun your proposal. Start by finding the top 100 grants you may be interested in. From there, narrow it down to the top 20 worth spending time looking at and then hone in on 2-5 grants you’ll apply for. Be strategic with your time and with your proposal to make something worth reading. Find out in this episode what quest…
 
The College Admissions Scandal highlights poor parenting behavior at its worst. Interviews with the families involved in the scandal reveal the fractured parent-child relationships that resulted from parents who acted out of their own greed. All parents have an opportunity to learn from the fallout of the scandal, namely to accept and embrace their…
 
These 3 tips can help your child see ads through a critical lens: 1. Explain advertising, in general, using examples your child encounters the most, whether that’s TV commercials or pop-up ads in their favorite app. Advertisers want us to buy their stuff, so they try different methods to make us want what they’re selling. Advertisers track the digi…
 
The Wink app connects users with strangers. Users find new “friends” by swiping through profiles, like the popular adult dating app, Tinder. Once on a profile, they can swipe right to connect with the person or swipe left to move on to the next profile. Users can click a button to add new Wink friends to their Snapchat, or can they chat directly on…
 
Read our complete guide to TikTok for Parents, Students, and Educators: https://smartsocial.com/tiktok-app-guide-parents/ Learn from Smart Social's resources: Join our free newsletter for parents and educators: https://smartsocial.com/newsletter/ Register for a free online Parent Night to learn the hidden safety features on popular apps: https://sm…
 
It can be very scary as a parent to see your neurodiverse child go online where there are plenty of dangers to worry about. As a parent, Uram shares your concern. As a therapist, he can tell you that there are plenty more reasons to help your child navigate the online environment in a healthy way rather than restrict them from doing so. He has blen…
 
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