January 6, 2017

Laura Tierney on coaching teens to win at social media


In this article, published in the News & Observer in March 2016, TSI Founder Laura Tierney argues that that girls must see how their peers are using social media for good to understand its positive power.

January 6, 2017

VentureBeat reports 63 billion WhatsApp messages sent on New Year’s Eve


Never heard of WhatsApp? Lots of people use it, and your child may ask to use it, too. Read in VentureBeat just how popular it is and what people were saying there at the start of the year.

January 5, 2017

The New York Times on rules for social media, created by kids

Household social media standards aside, kids have rules of their own — for each other. Education consultant Devorah Heitner gets the details in this New York Times article.

September 27, 2016

The New York Times on being more like Beyoncé

Here’s a winning play: Take control of how you’re perceived online. If Queen B can do it, so can you. 👑🐝👊 The New York Times covered the story.

September 6, 2016

The Washington Post on the consequences of a seventh-grader’s sext

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“Don’t share risque pictures of yourself online” is a common rule. But after months of building a relationship with a classmate on a messaging platform called Kik, this 13-year-old girl needed to know more than “Don’t.” Because this felt different. The Washington Post reported that she thought he liked her and promised not to show anyone. She could’ve used some Do’s. For example, “Share only what you wouldn’t mind the world knowing” and “Talk to your parent or another adult if you’re ever unsure about something on social.”

July 6, 2015

The New York Times reports on screen addiction

Most good things can have negative consequences of overdone, overused, overconsumed. They key is balance! Columnist for The New York Times Jane E. Brody agrees.