June 23, 2020

Perspective | Mandatory SEL shows students that mental health is just as important as grades

EdNC covers three key TSI learnings informing why social-emotional learning (SEL) should be prioritized this fall.

June 2, 2020

Charleston private school builds ‘confidence pipeline’ to empower girls in social media age

See how our partner school, Ashley Hall in SC, is tacking the “30% confidence drop” in girls between the ages of 8 and 14 and TSI’s role in their confidence pipeline. 

May 27, 2020

It’s possible to make Instagram an empowering place

TSI contributes to the Mashable coverage on how the accounts you follow can impact your mental health and why finding positive influences is so important – especially for young girls. 

May 21, 2020

Durham Startup Helps Students Use Social Media Positively—Especially Now

GrepBeat Triangle Tech News covers The Social Institute’s “Pixar love story” origination and how we transitioned during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching #WinAtSocial LIVE in just four weeks.  

May 11, 2020

EMA Special Report: ‘The Next Normal: How K–12 Independent Schools Can Survive and Thrive in a New Landscape’

Our CEO Laura Tierney contributed to The Enrollment Management Association’s special report covering COVID-19 implications from social-emotional learning to enrollment and includes strategies to help you prepare for the future.   

April 17, 2020

Real-time advisory sessions that support students’ social-emotional health

eSchool News covers The Social Institute’s newly released real-time advisory sessions that support students’ social-emotional health, well-being, and executive functioning skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 14, 2020

Why social-emotional learning is the most important subject right now

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Social-distancing may be keeping students safe physically, but there is an overwhelming need to support their social-emotional health & well-being now more than ever before.

March 18, 2020

5 ways to limit kids’ screen time while working from home

To help keep everyone happy, healthy, and productive, Laura Tierney offers 5 tips to limit kids’ screen time while working from home.

March 10, 2020

Teens and technology: Should you track your kids?

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Should you use your kids’ cell phones to track their whereabouts? Thought-provoking article with great advice on students and technology from Laura Tierney. 

February 20, 2020

New Survey Exposes Social Norms Students Navigate With Social Media And Tech

Laura breaks down the results of The Social Institute’s recent nationwide survey of 13,000+ students from both independent and public schools.

February 12, 2020

Perspective | Empowering students to have healthy relationships while using social media and technology

Laura Tierney encourages parents to challenge their child(ren) to “level up” and consider how they would build healthy relationships through social media and technology.

January 7, 2020

Top 10 tips from students to use social media positively in 2020

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Laura Tierney shares a collection of social media and technology advice from student leaders who are in 12th grade or college for younger students.

January 2, 2020

Parenting in the Social Media Age

Laura Tierney guides parents in the age of social media and addresses the mis-conceptions many parents have.

December 13, 2019

Is Your Kid Ready for Their First Smartphone?

Laura Tierney, from The Social Institute, shares some important information with parents who might be considering a smartphone under the tree this year.

November 6, 2019

What is Finsta? And what to do if your kid has one.

Laura offers advice to parents on how they can huddle with their kids about Finstas. She provides specific play-by-play tips on when to talk about it and what to say.