Empowering Students to Navigate Social Media and Tech in Healthy Ways
A Presentation by Laura Tierney of The Social Institute followed by Open Discussion of TABS Residential Life Forum
Social media has become one of the most significant influences on students’ well-being — and tech attitudes and behaviors are evolving as fast as the digital devices themselves!
We’ll start with a short presentation by The Social Institute’s Founder and CEO, Laura Tierney, revealing compelling results from a survey of 50,000 students and their social experiences, both online and offline. You’ll hear about:
- Key Trends in Social Media Use
- Technology Access by Grade Level
- Challenging Social Situations Students Face
- 7 Key Skills Students can Use to Manage Anxiety and Stress
Laura TierneyFounder & CEO of The Social Institute
The Social Institute’s unique gamified social media curriculum, co-created with over 50 thousand students, has been touted as the gold standard in the country. Their positive, student-led approach has been applauded by Melinda Gates on Twitter and featured by The Washington Post, NPR, and USA Today.
In prior years, Laura served as Social Media Director at award-winning advertising agency McKinney, overseeing social media strategy. Prior, she honed her skills at ESPN, helping espnW inspire millions of women and girls who love sports. During her tenure, she also helped build strategies for Duke Men’s Basketball, ESPN, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Travelocity, Oakley, and Disney.
Laura is a graduate of Duke University, where she became a 4x Duke All-American and Duke Athlete of the Decade for field hockey. She played for the U.S. Junior National Team at home and abroad.