Blog March 1, 2024

Navigating the ‘Mewing’ and ‘Stay-At-Home Girlfriend’ trends popular with students

The Social Institute

Today, two popular trends students are picking up on are ‘mewing’ and ‘stay-at-home girlfriends.’ Understanding current trends helps educators to support students in navigating online pressures. It empowers educators to engage students in meaningful conversations about trends that help students decide which trends to follow. Let’s learn more about these two popular trends, ‘mewing'” and the “SAHGF,” and what they can teach us.

Blog March 1, 2024

Body Positivity with Dove: Empowering students to handle the pressure at the intersection of sports and body image

The Social Institute

Dove’s recent Super Bowl commercial is an example of this, shedding light on body image in sports and its potential impact on students. Because self-esteem can impact academic performance, educators play an important role in helping students understand how media and brands can influence how they see themselves. Read on to discover how to empower students to handle the pressure regarding their self-esteem. 

Blog February 22, 2024

How YouUplift’s School Kindness eWalls are empowering students to use their mics for good

The Social Institute

The messaging and display company YouUplift is introducing its “School Kindness eWalls” to Utah schools free of charge for 2024, thanks to the sponsorship of Webinar State University. To foster a new kind of social media that is always positive, the eWall allows anyone involved with any K-12 school — public, private, or other — to submit positive messages about their school community. Keep reading to discover how educators can empower students to spread joy and positivity, online and offline.