Blog October 6, 2022

It’s #NationalBullyPrevention Month. How are students Cyberbacking?

The Social Institute

In today’s world, screens make it easier than ever to type something without thinking about how it makes others feel. In fact, 60% of students nationwide report seeing cyberbullying

October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, and students, educators, and families across the country are reflecting on how we all play a role when it comes to protecting one another from bullying, both online and offline.

 

Blog October 6, 2022

How a social media challenge is changing the lives of ALS patients

The Social Institute

In recent weeks, social media has proven how powerful of a tool it can really be. A new drug for the treatment of ALS has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, one that can extend a patient’s life by five to six months, and a main contributor to this feat is the 2014 viral video sensation, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Students can look to the Ice Bucket Challenge as an amazing example of how to use social media to make a positive and meaningful change in the world. 

Blog September 29, 2022

The FDA warns students about the latest social media trend involving boiling chicken in NyQuil

The Social Institute

Social media trends and challenges can be fun, creative ways for students to connect and socialize with their friends. Every once-in-a-while, though, a dangerous trend goes viral, like the recent trend encouraging students to cook chicken in NyQuil. The Food and Drug Administration recently addressed concerns about this latest unsafe social media trend gaining traction. Social media challenges may fascinate students, but when they threaten student well-being and health, we have to be proactive in helping students navigate these harmful trends. But how?