Blog November 23, 2022

How do educators keep up with students’ ever-evolving social media use & trends?

The Social Institute

Did you know that 95% of teenagers in the United States have access to a smartphone and 45% say they are almost constantly on the internet? Lots of teens are using their phones to pass the time, connect with others, and learn new things, while some may use them to avoid social interaction. As students use technology and social media in their daily lives on a regular basis, new trends in usage have emerged, as well as insights into the world of student social media use. 



Reflecting on 2022: What students wish teachers knew about issues impacting their learning and well-being

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The Social Institute

December 14, 2022 | 4:00 pm ET

A recent study done by EdWeek Research Center revealed that 86% of educators place some or a lot of emphasis on SEL, while 83% believe social and emotional education positively impacts student academics. It’s no surprise that social media goes hand-in-hand with student well-being. In fact, 80% of teens say that what they see online makes them feel more connected to what is going on in their friends’ lives. With 2022 coming to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on what student well-being efforts worked this past year and in what areas can we improve to continue to support students. 


Blog November 10, 2022

Recent ways students exemplify kindness in action

The Social Institute

Sunday, November 13th, is World Kindness Day, and people everywhere are encouraged to “make kindness the norm.” Students can get involved by doing anything from sending a nice text to a friend or spreading positivity on social media. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation spearheads the movement and shares a number of fun and easy ideas to celebrate the day! In honor of World Kindness Day, we’re sharing some great examples of students making kindness the norm to inspire you and your schools.