September 1, 2019

Social Media Lessons From Playing Sports

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Our Founder and CEO is not just a social media expert — she’s also a former Duke field hockey player who was named a 4-time Duke All-American.

August 28, 2019

Social Media Smarts — Tips for Teen Athletes

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In this article, Laura offers advice for teen athletes to create a positive online presence that works to their advantage.

July 23, 2019

Empowering digital citizens with real-life scenarios

We love this profile featuring our partnership with Ravenscroft School, highlighting a better way to teach digital citizenship.

July 12, 2019

Teen helps create social media lessons

Meet a student collaborator in the first of this two-part article series from ISTE, an organization we think of as the “Madison Square Garden” of the ed-tech world.

July 1, 2019

Tech Talk: Guilt of Over-Sharenting?

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Many parents love sharing their kids adorable moments on social media. In this column, Laura reveals why less is more when it comes to posting about kids on social.

June 20, 2019

Triangle women take on the “shark tank” to boost their businesses

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Laura Tierney pitched “Shark Tank style” at the Triangle’s inaugural #WEpitch event for female founders. No surprise to us, the judges awarded The Social Institute first place!

June 18, 2019

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

Laura Tierney talks to AP reporter Martha Waggoner about Harvard’s decision to revoke admission to a survivor of the Parkland high school massacre because of racist social media posts. 

June 10, 2019

Ask Laura: What to do when your house has strict tech rules, but your kids’ friends don’t logo

It’s one thing to manage tech under your roof, but how do you handle it when your kids go to sleepovers or extended stays at a friend’s house? 

June 6, 2019

The Social Institute Hires Former Dean of Students to Enhance School Partnerships

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School may be out for the summer, but the The Social Institute is using the academic break to ramp up staff and offerings in advance of a new school year.

May 15, 2019

Parents: Your follow your teen on Instagram, but do you know about their Finsta?

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TODAY Show reporter Kavita Varma-White talked to Laura Tierney about how teens are using fake Instagram accounts and what parents can do about it.

May 7, 2019

Parenting in the Age of Social Media

On iTune’s #1 ranked educational podcast, Laura discusses positive ways students utilize social and how much we should be monitoring our kid’s social media involvement.

April 30, 2019

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NBC News reporter Bryan Mims talks to Laura Tierney about an incident involving a racist post by a middle school girl and the illusion of disappearing content.

April 26, 2019

The social media app your high schooler should be using

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What if an app could set your student up for success? Laura shares why an unexpected app for teens is the very one they should be using.

April 25, 2019

Different Homes, Different Devices, Different Rules

Laura joins Marc Groman, an Obama White House tech and privacy adviser, and David Reitman, an adolescent medical doctor, to discuss how to handle this common issue faced by parents.

April 25, 2019

Celebrities are Banning their Kids from Social Media — is that Smart?

Although headlines often focus on the pitfalls of social media, Laura explains how students who use it can gain some critical advantages, especially when it comes to building their careers.