Laura Tierney
Laura Tierney, Founder and CEO of The Social Institute

Laura Tierney is the founder and CEO of The Social Institute. Prior to being the founder, Laura served as Social Media Director at the award-winning advertising agency McKinney. Laura was a student-athlete at Duke University, majoring in sociology and journalism, and became a 4-time Duke All-American, 2-time team captain, and Duke Athlete of the Decade for field hockey. During her time at Duke, she played with the U.S. Women’s Junior National Field Hockey Team, representing the United States at home and abroad.

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We discuss:

  • What are the positive things students are utilizing social media to accomplish?
  • How do kids see digital and social interact within their world?
  • How much should we be ‘watching’ our kids when it comes to their social media involvement?

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