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Resources For Teens

We know growing up in today’s society comes with increasing challenges.    And 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 friend's list. Take a look at who you’ve invited to see every aspect of your online presence.  
  • Give yourself permission to pause.   

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!   

As always, we are here if you need us!   

 

Downloadables for your socials

                     

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 are working toward offering up-to-date resources and phone numbers for the largest areas that you are struggling with today including:

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

  1.  Do you feel Safe?
  2.  Are you in Physical Danger?
  3.  Do you have thoughts or plans that could be dangerous to yourself or others?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the three above questions, ask for HELP immediately.  If you do not have a trusted adult available, and you feel like you are in immediate danger, Dial 911.

If you feel like you are not in immediate danger, please start with the following resources.  The first number listed (Boys Town National Hotline) is the most comprehensive resource offered.  Start there.

Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000

National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Confidential Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

* 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.

Help is available through a variety of resources.

Call 911 or contact one of these organizations:

Nebraska Family Helpline, 888-866-8660, www. outhsuicideprevention.nebraska.edu

Your Life Iowa Hotline, 855-581-8111, www.yourlifeiowa.org

Boys Town National Hotline, 800-448-3000

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline, 800-464-0258

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-TALK (8255)