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 20, 2020

Students Nationwide Step Up to Help Their Communities Stay Positive

We (virtually) sat down with a high school senior who started an Instagram account dedicated to sharing good news.

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.   

May 10, 2020

Students Share Pro Tips To Stay Physically Active While At Home

From TikTok Dances to virtual 5Ks, students and school leaders are finding creative ways to encourage activity.

May 9, 2020

Students Share Life-Lessons Learned By Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to COVID-19, middle and high school students are taking a crash course in free time, connection, and self-care.

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 logo

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.

April 14, 2020

The Social Institute Launches Student-Led, Social-Emotional Remote Advisory Program to Address Challenges Facing Schools and Students

The Social Institute announced an enhanced offering to its current #WinAtSocial curriculum, providing schools nationwide with technology capability and weekly content updates to provide remote advisory sessions supporting students’ social-emotional health, well-being, and executive functioning skills.

Previous Parent Webinar: How to empower our children to navigate social media and technology positively

Now, more than ever, students’ social-emotional health is deeply shaped by their social world, including social media and technology. Join The Social Institute’s Founder and CEO, Laura Tierney — one of the leading pioneers in positive social media education — to learn actionable tips and best practices to help children make healthy, high character choices during this strange time. 

Attendees learned:

  • Strategies to build trust with your children through regular, open conversations
  • How to develop family standards for balancing technology in healthy ways
  • Pro tips for easing your child into technology and social media
  • The most popular apps among 5th-12th grade students
  • And more!

This 45-minute webinar was designed for parents of elementary, middle school, and high school students. 

Is your child’s school interested in addressing social media, technology use, or social-emotional health?  Ask your school’s leadership to contact The Social Institute.

March 19, 2020

The Social Institute – Coronavirus Update

We recognize the complex challenges facing our families today  — and the immense weight felt by your entire school community. The Social Institute is prepared to support your community and the social-emotional well being and needs of your students during this challenging time.

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? logo

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 13, 2020

2020 Report from The Social Institute Reveals 20 New Insights about Students and Social Media

The Social Institute released its 2020 Report: 20 new insights from a recent nationwide survey of 13,000+ students from both independent and public schools.