In This Course, Parents and Students Learn About the Positive and Negative Sides of Instagram

What parents need to know about using Instagram and what students need to know to shine online

Learn how a college/employer will find students online and how they can brand themselves to be Light, Bright and Polite

Your students will learn how a college/employer will find them online and how they can brand themselves to be Light, Bright and Polite

Learn What to Post Online

Students will learn what to post on Instagram to have fun and shine online

Become a VIP Member (Very Informed Parent) to unlock this course (and all of our courses)

Our program will keep your kids safe on social media so they can Shine Online

Students Will Leave With a Fully Branded Instagram

Students will learn how to tell a story with their profile highlights, stories and picture or video posts

Students will learn how to set up their profile with a bio, photo and website link

Instagram in the News

What parents need to look out for and talk to their teens about

NPR says Instagram is the perfect place for bullies

"Instagram has been criticized as providing a unique set of tools that enable bullying. It's easy to set up anonymous profiles that can then be used to troll others... And while parents and teachers may be able to observe and stop bullying that happens face-to-face, online bullying is often hidden.”

-NPR
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The Guardian says Instagram can lead to poor mental health

“For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles.”

-The Guardian
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ABC says Instagram is filled with child predators.

“Michigan State Police say recently Instagram has become the No. 1 social media site to find predators lurking behind each click.”

-ABC
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The Atlantic says harassment is a big issue on Instagram.

“Instagram has a massive harassment problem.... users argue harassment is rampant, and employees say efforts to stem it aren’t funded well or prioritized... More than 1 billion people use the platform every month. That’s much larger than the other default-public social network”

-The Atlantic
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Navigating Instagram (Student & Parent Videos)

    • How to Navigate The VIP Software

    • Navigating Instagram As A Student

  • 2

    Navigating Instagram (Parent Videos)

    • How to Navigate The VIP Software

    • Parent Video: Instagram App Video Tour With Josh (For Parents) How this app works (and how to keep your kids safe)

    • How to find a Fake Instagram Account

Smart Social Founder Josh Ochs will lead you on a guided tour through the app (and you can watch the course as many times as you want)

Learn each major feature of this app from a trusted outsider who has done all the research for you

Josh Ochs In Front Of Students

Become a VIP Member (Very Informed Parent) to unlock this course (and all of our courses)

Our program will keep your kids safe on social media so they can Shine Online