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Back To School: Are You Digitally Ready?

One of the biggest things on the mind of every parent right now is that school is just around the corner. For some, you’ve been counting down the days; for others, you’re trying to soak up all the last moments with your kid as you can. Either way, parents are in prep/transition mode of getting…

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Because They’re Watching YOU: Digital Role Modeling

Do you remember the age-old game of Follow the Leader? It’s pretty simple: someone chooses a leader, and everyone in the group has to do/go wherever the leader wants to do/go. I remember this game being a lot of fun…if you were the leader! But let’s be honest: this game is a lot like real…

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Instagram Update: New Video Chat Feature

If your kid has an Instagram account, chances are they have run across or have used the new Video Chat feature that made its debut in late June. Video chats, also known as Video Calling, have become very trendy recently. Other platforms have entered, or will soon be entering, into the video calling features this…

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Fortnite Battle Royale: What Parents Need to Know

If your kid is any bit of a gamer, chances are they have played Fortnite. Fortnite is a top-trending game that is super fun, but also super addicting. Here’s a brief snapshot of the game: Fortnite is a live, multiplayer game that starts with up to 100 unarmed players jumping out of a plane, landing…

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Who Am I Building?

Just for a second, let’s pretend you want to build a new house: your dream house. Where do you start? Well, you need to come up with a plan: what will the design look like, how big will it be, what colors, how much money do we have, time frame, area to build, etc. And…

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Social Media and the Pursuit of Happiness

In 2018, what are some things that a teenager would define as happiness? Some of them are age-old pursuits: more freedom, financial success, lots of friends, having fun times and fun things, etc. But as of this past decade, social media has become an endless loop of trying to find happiness and satisfaction for our…

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Are You a Digitally Proactive or Reactive Parent?

Let’s be real honest here: when it comes to parenting, it’s much easier to react in the moment to things rather than be proactive from the beginning. For example, it’s easier to give a toddler cookies for dinner because he’s throwing a major fit than to teach him on the front end that you need…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Kid Socially Smart this Summer

Can you guess what the number one thing kids and teens are looking forward to in a few weeks? That’s right…summer break! What a wonderful, fun time for students…and a scheduling nightmare for parents, am I right? JK! But on a serious note, this is the time of the year where students look forward to…

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Cyberbullying: How to know if your kid is being bullied online.

If you are new to Be Socially Smart or have been a part of our community for some time now, you would know how strongly we believe that informed parents = safer kids. The number one online safety tip we can give parents is for you to stay informed and involved in your kid’s digital…

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Be Socially Smart is your social media encyclopedia of knowledge that will keep you informed on all the latest tween and teen trends, teach you the crazy jargon, show you the best and worst apps, and help you make informed decisions that keep your kids safe.

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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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