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How To Positively Build Your Digital Footprint

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…

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5 Trending Apps Parents Need to Know About

5 Trending Apps Parents Need to Know About

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…

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7 Tips for Intentional Digital Parenting

Intentional Parenting in the Digital Age

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…

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The Top Device Monitoring Programs for Parents

Top digital and social media monitoring programs

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.…

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Teens and Social Media: One Mom’s Take

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…

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What is a Circle Of Safety?

What is a Circle Of Safety?

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.…

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Forget Rules. You Need A Social Media Agreement

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…

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A Conversation about Your Kids and YouTube

Kids and Youtube

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…

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2 Popular Gaming Apps Your Kids are Using

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…

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My Kid Wants a Cell Phone! What Age is Okay?

My Kid Wants a Cell Phone! What Age Is Okay?

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.…

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