Smart Social Podcast: Learn how to shine online with Josh Ochs

Smart Social Podcast: Learn how to shine online with Josh Ochs


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

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 children for who they are.

About our guests: Melissa Korn is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering higher education. Jennifer Levitz is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Boston covering general news, economics, and politics. Learn more about Unacceptable.

About our hosts: Jenn Curtis, MSW, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker, owner of FutureWise Consulting.Cindy Muchnick, MA, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker. Check out their new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World.

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