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Taking a Social Media Break

Taking a Social Media Break

With teens out of school for the holidays, it can be easy for them to gravitate towards their devices to meet the same social connections they get at school. However, now is an excellent opportunity to let your child breathe. Being constantly connected can have its consequences. There are costs to your data and privacy but most importantly your mental health and well-being. It’s time to unplug and be present! Smart Gen Society wants to help your teens take a social media break. Our latest podcast is about learning how to take a pause from using popular platforms and reaping the benefits of being unplugged.

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Open Communication

Open Communication

Unfortunately, things do go wrong, especially when you're young and you're still learning how to navigate being safe in the real world and the digital one. In our latest podcast, Amie and Kathryn dive into the foundations of open communication between you and your student. Good communication between you and your child is important for developing a positive relationship and keeping them protected. It also ensures that if something happens involving your child, they feel safe and comfortable coming to you for help.

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Cancel Culture vs. Accountability Culture

Cancel Culture vs. Accountability Culture

In this episode, Amie and Danielle are going to talk about Cancel Culture vs. Accountability Culture. If you’re on social media or have watched the news in the past year you may have noticed an increased number of individuals getting “canceled.” The process of being canceled always begins with a mistake but through the lens of social media, it has resulted in people losing their careers and future opportunities. Cancel Culture has become a breeding ground for toxicity. Instead, Smart Gen encourages Accountability Culture.

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Red Flag Apps

Red Flag Apps

Amie and her new costar, Danielle, introduce our audience to red flag apps. The apps they are going to talk about today are end-to-end encryption that ensures your data is kept secret until it reaches an intended recipient. The encryption protects child predators by encoding the content they send and receive. It allows them to not be held liable for their actions and prevents them from being caught.

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

In our most recent podcast, Kathryn and special guest, office extraordinaire, Andi Koloen reveal some family friendly activities for the fall. We are all prepping for the social media storm that will come with this year’s election. The overwhelming ads and posts have already rolled in. To give yourself break and provide some positivity here are some fun fall activities to keep you and your family busy and safe!

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Mental Health of our Students

Mental Health of our Students

Sending our children back to school in the midst of a worldwide pandemic has presented it's own struggles, beyond the ones we typically experience with traditional back to school. Now a little over a month into the school year we want to help you through any challenges you and your family may be experiencing during this time of uncertainty. Change can be challenging, and it is important to remember that not every person reacts to change in the same way. We are going to address the toll these changes may be taking our your student’s mental health and how you help them through it.

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About that TikTok

About that TikTok

In this episode, Amie and Kathryn discuss an application that has been circulating the news headlines a lot lately, TikTok, the video-sharing social media giant. There has been a lot of speculation by the Government about whether this app should be allowed on the phones of U.S. Citizens. With that in mind we want to introduce the question, should TikTok be on the phones in your household?

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How Social Media is taking us away from Civil Conversation?

How Social Media is taking us away from Civil Conversation?

Kathryn and Guest Star Abbie dive into how social media is taking us away from the civil conversation. Social Media was initially credited with the potential to reinvigorating trust by offering new opportunities for social participation. However, if you have spent any time on social media recently you will notice this view has been challenged by the rising phenomenon of online incivility, which makes networking sites a more hostile environment for its users. This has taken away our ability to hold a civil conversation or debate with others.

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Negativity on Social Media

Negativity on Social Media

There is a lot of negativity going around on social media these days. It can be anxiety-provoking and overwhelming to constantly see this content on your feed. In this podcast, Amie and Kathryn discuss ways to tackle seeing and sharing negativity in the digital world.

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