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. 

October 17, 2019

The Social Institute Founder Laura Tierney Selected to Present at espnW Women + Sports Summit

Our Founder and CEO has been selected to lead a breakout session at the upcoming espnW: Women + Sports Summit, a two-day event that brings together leading voices and industry influencers to create change and opportunity for women in sports.

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

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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.

June 6, 2019

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

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. Josh Lutkus, former Dean of Students at Gaston Day School in Charlotte, N.C., joined the team in June as Partner Success Manager.