DoSomething.org Turns to Texting to Help Kids on the Brink
Exerpt: Right now DoSomething’s “hotlines” page lists a gaggle of different organizations with toll-free numbers. While she’s glad to offer that information to teens in need of counseling, Lublin estimates only about 4% of kids actually use their phones to talk. Texting on the other hand, offers kids in crisis a way to communicate without calling attention to themselves, she says….Building out the technology for their texting campaigns solved the major hurdle for the Crisis Text Line (CTL), says Lublin. Still, she wants to do something more than just connect teens with counselors. To make the CTL even more valuable –and help kids before they hit the wall–Lublin envisioned using the texts as a big data set.
- How Texting Can Save Teen Lives (debaird.net)
- DoSomething.org’s The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)
- DoSomething (swiss-miss.com)
- One On 1 Profile: DoSomething.org COO Aria Finger Backs Up Her Idealism With The Real Thing (manhattan.ny1.com)
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