While many of us happily log on to Facebook and Instagram and share parts of our lives daily, many parents are also concerned about their kids and their social media use. For several years now we have navigated many confusing and alarming messages, including: social media is dangerous, and kids can be victims of predators, social media is bad for self-image and self-esteem, social media use can ruin a child’s reputation and harm their chances of college acceptance or employment.
In my work helping students across the country navigate social media, I’ve heard from tens of thousands of tweens and teens directly about how they are using social media on a daily basis. I also get to connect with parents – learning about their biggest challenges and concerns when it comes to being a good digital parent.
Clubhouse is a live audio-only platform that’s quickly becoming a popular hit among the 18-and-older crowd. Even if students aren’t flocking there yet, TSI Founder and CEO Laura Tierney offered her advice for parents and educators looking to proactively stay ahead of the curve with Clubhouse and other emerging apps.
The pivot from remote learning to classroom instruction can be nerve-racking for students. The Social Institute’s Founder and CEO Laura Tierney recently joined ABC Eyewitness News to share four family tips for making a successful return to in-person learning.
eSchool News covers The Social Institute’s expansion into fourth grade. After initially launching its gamified social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum in middle school and high school, The Social Institute is adding a fourth grade component to its #WinAtSocial curriculum beginning in January.