For Teens

We’re here to help

Embrace the sweet relief of JOMO

We know growing up in today’s society comes with increasing challenges. We know the pressure many students feel of having to stay connected 24/7. We’re here to help assure you that it’s okay to take a break, to embrace the sweet relief of JOMO, and to help today’s students think critically about their online choices before they post, tweet, snap, comment, or follow. Every action made online can (and will be) seen by your potential employers, colleges, trade schools, and will follow you for years to come.

There are three simple things you can do RIGHT NOW to help feel better about the pressures of social or digital media.

Unfollow anyone that isn’t bringing value into your life!  

Re-evaluate your friends list. Take a look at who you’ve invited to see every aspect of your online presence.  

Give yourself permission to pause.   

EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE

Your voice matters!

To ensure we are making the biggest impact on our community, our programs are driven by students themselves. We work in collaboration with the Munroe-Meyer Institute to observe trends and changes in students’ behaviors as a result of their online activities. Thank you for taking the time to complete our social and digital media survey to help guide our programming!

teen girl lying in bed at night and using smart phone

Help is close by.

Being a teen is hard!  And let’s face it, when you are in an emergency situation, dialing the phone and trying to find the right resources can be really tough. Here at SGS, we offer up-to-date resources and phone numbers for areas that you are struggling with today, including:

Bullying and Cyberbullying, Sextortion and Trafficking, Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Sexual and Domestic Violence, Mental Health.

Do you feel Safe?

Are you in Physical Danger?

Do you have thoughts or plans that could be dangerous to yourself or others?

Social Media Crisis Hotlines

Call 1-800-448-3000

The Boys Town ​National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).​​ Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact Boys Town National Hotline at hotline@boystown.org.

Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) hotline is for anyone who’s experienced sexual abuse or assault. When you call their main hotline, you’ll be connected with someone at a local organization in your area who can provide live support and direct you to additional resources. Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.

Text Hello to 741741

Crisis Text Line fields messages about suicidal thoughts, abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, bullying, and more. What makes it unique is that it’s entirely text-based, which makes it easy for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable or safe talking on the phone to use it. You can text 741741 in the US or UK (686868 in Canada), or message Crisis Text Line on Facebook for help. You’ll be matched with a volunteer counselor, who is supervised by a licensed, trained mental health professional.

Text teen2teen to 839863, or call 1-877-968-8491

YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11 to 21, to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

Call 1-888-373-7888, Text 23373, or Live Chat

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases. The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat functions are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the Trafficking Hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

Call 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)

As the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood. Get Help Now.

Smart Gen Society wants you to know that we care.

We are mindful of the importance of mental and emotional health/we recognize the importance of mental health. We are willing/dedicated to be a safe space and to provide a listening ear. Although we are not mental health professionals, we are available to direct you to helpful resources. Our hours of operation are Monday- Friday from 9 am-3 pm. Please call us at (402) 505-3993.

*At certain places on this site, links to other resources can be accessed. These external resources are for reference purposes only. SGS does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external resources and SGS does not claim to be endorsed, approved, certified, or controlled by any of these referenced resources. Reference therein to any specific program, process, or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SGS. SGS assumes no responsibility or liability for consequences resulting from the use of information from these resources.