What Social Media is Cool with Teens?

NCE Social Media

It seems that teens change their mind as often as we think. Teens want to be able to express themselves but also not do so in front of their parents. A recent story in the NY Times highlights studies that founds teens are more interested in using Twitter this year versus last year.

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U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca

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cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 teen Steven Sutton tops charity goal with ‘final thumbs up’ post A Facebook post written by the 19-year-old’s mother said Sutton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning million (CDN) for charity and inspired people around the world has passed away, his family has announced.

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[DATA] Teens, Privacy and Social Media

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The latest research is out from Pew Internet Research on teens and their use of social media. See the full report here ; and of particular interest is some insights gleaned from their focus group interviews. ——————– ( photo credit ). Useful Data

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Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com

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Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com : Facebook appears to have competition for teens' attention, and they're drifting to other social-media sites as evidence mounts that the growth of the world's largest social network is slowing

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Helping Youth Find Their Tech Genius: This year with iUrban Teen

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iUrban Teen. iUrban Teen has been busy this year creating opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. Community future of tech iUrban Teen Leadership tech leadership Program Sam Rodriguez. Technology Director.

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Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey.

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What Do the Reading Habits of Teens Have to Do With Your Donor Acquisition Strategy?

Connection Cafe

So this is where that leaves us : fewer people (at least teens) are reading for pleasure, and we can assume (like adults) that they are seeking information and stimulus elsewhere, probably through a mobile device.

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Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is a powerful tool to help teens in crisis. Inspire USA offers emotional support to teens with weekly motivational text messages. The post Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools appeared first on Mobile Commons

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DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress

Mobile Commons

So DoSomething.org launched “Less Stress Text,” a campaign to send teens practical tips over text that could help them reduce their stress levels and manage their anxiety. The post DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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New Study Shows that Planned Parenthood’s Live Text Chat Program Relieves Teen Anxiety

Mobile Commons

A new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that Planned Parenthood’s live text chat hotline helps relieve teens’ anxiety. Teens can chat with a health educator about their concerns, and receive accurate information and advice about the next steps they should take.

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Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers By Nicole Wallace Researchers are gaining access to enormous amounts of data about teenagers who are struggling with depression, bullying, and other problems, thanks to Crisis Text Line, which has been operating for a year

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Jonas Brothers Mobilize Teens for DoSomething.org

Mobile Commons

Teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers have an army of teens hanging on their every adorable word. Instead, Nick, Joe and Kevin are working with DoSomething.org to make it easy for teens to find a wide variety of volunteering opportunities right in their hometowns.

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

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MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea

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MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea: "Philanthropy is defined in ways that sound as lofty as the word itself. Call it 'deliberative generosity' or 'good will toward fellowmen, expressed through active efforts.' Terrin Eisemann, 17, never heard of the word. But she explains her own talent for it this way: 'I just like to help people.' That plain-spoken definition from the heart.

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

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Talking Sex Together (TxT) Launches a Clinic Locator to Help Iowa Teens Find Local Sexual Health Resources

Mobile Commons

Teens can text in “doctor” to 877877 and learn the closest friendly clinic to them – whether that’s Planned Parenthood, public health, or anywhere else they can go for confidential care. Sexual health can be a confusing subject for teenagers.

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DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin’s TED Talk on a Teen Crisis SMS Hotline

Mobile Commons

In a new TED Talk, DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin unveils a world-changing idea: a text crisis hotline for teens. Lublin is working to launch a service where teens can text in their urgent issues and receive immediate help from a counselor – and it’s all powered by Mobile Commons. “I

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Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online

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Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online: "Teens for Technology extends service overseasJanuary 18, 2007By Syed SayeedBy 2009, sophomore Anders Jones will have supplied a computer lab to every Jamaican middle school and high school.EnlargeEnlargeTeens for Technology, the organization founded by sophomore Anders Jones, has supplied approximately 3,000 computers to

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Inspire USA Uses SMS to Inspire and Connect With Struggling Teens

Mobile Commons

They’ve launched two mobile programs that can help teens struggling with mental health issues, using two of text messaging’s powerful capabilities. They use text’s ability to reach a wide audience with a crucial message , broadcasting inspirational thoughts to lift teens’ moods.

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National Safe Places Launches Live Text Chat for Teens in Danger

Mobile Commons

National Safe Place is an incredible organization that connects teens in trouble with convenient places they can get help in an emergency – schools, fire stations, libraries, and other friendly locales where they can be safe if they’re threatened. For years, their TXT4HELP program let teens text in to find the closest safe place near them. Now, National Safe Place is giving teens even more immediate emergency access to help – through live chat with a counselor.

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Bay Area Teens Share the Love of Coding (Part 1)

Tech Soup Blog

It was recently recognized by the City of San Jose for raising awareness of computer science among teens. On a balmy Californian Saturday afternoon, 14 kids, 8 boys and 6 girls, are figuring out the profit and loss of a lemonade stand.

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Text hotline answers teens’ questions about sex, drugs, and gangs

Mobile Commons

But with Alexandria, VA’s Teen Text Message Line, teens can ask them in a way that’s private and easy – via text message. By texting SEX to 30644, teens enter a conversation with a counselor who will answer their questions within 24 hours. Teens can ask about anything – sexual health, relationships, teen pregnancy and more – and get fast, confidential, and non-judgmental responses. Questions about your sexual health can be embarrassing.

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National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Has Doubled Quit Rates Among Teens

Mobile Commons

The National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation campaign has more than doubled quit rates among teens, according to a recent article in Politico. That may not sound great — but it’s way higher than the typical quit rate for teens, which is around 2 to 3 percent.

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

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Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are not the only people with stories to tell.

Teen Blogging Project Examples Sought

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We are looking for examples of youth blogging projects, i.e., cases where the organization encouraged, supported, and/or facilitated the teens in blogging (presumably as part of the organization's mission and goals, e.g., to help youth learn leadership skills, literacy skills, build community, etc.). We are also interested in other kinds of teen social networking under the auspices of a nonprofit or other "social sector" kind of organization.

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Planned Parenthood of NY Uses Text Message Storytelling to Teach Teens about their Health

Mobile Commons

NowUKnow presents the stories of Lisa and Troy, as well as their gay friend Andre, three teens who are confronting the real problems that sexually active teens might face.

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4 Ideas to Keep Teens Engaged in Church

Tech Soup Blog

These are your future primary congregants, and during the troubling teen years, you have a perfect opportunity to show how their religious background will always help lead them in the right direction. Teens are facing new challenges, and need a safe place to work those out.

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DoSomething.org Asks Teens to MMS for the Arts

Mobile Commons

As schools face more and more budget cuts, arts education is often the first thing on the chopping block. But passionate arts students are doing something about it through the Make Art. Save Art. campaign at DoSomething.org. This innovative campaign invited students to text in their images via MMS.

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Text for MLK Day: DoSomething.org Creates a Text Message Game to Immerse Teens in the Civil Rights Struggle

Mobile Commons

Teens, who have grown up in a much more integrated country, are forced to confront the difficult decisions faced by young people in that era – and to measure their own commitment to the cause of equality against the direct action that people took then.

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DoSomething.org Uses Text and Picture Messaging to Connect Teens in the Wake of Sandy

Mobile Commons

During the peak of Hurricane Sandy, DoSomething.org created a mobile campaign to keep their constituents connected.

Teens Don’t Use Email Anymore – So Text Them!

Mobile Commons

So if teens aren’t checking their email, how do you reach them? More and more reports are showing the same thing: young people just don’t use email anymore. The latest news comes from comScore. Their recent report on 2010 digital trends shows that total web email usage is down 8% in the past year — and down 59% among people between the ages of 12 and 17. Email use also declined 18% among 25-35 year olds.

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Texting Teen Mentees for Better Communication

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Although kids all carry cell phones and use them constantly, they use them in a different way than adults tend to use them. For 15 years, the small staff of the HOWA Family Center has worked to enrich lives through mentoring for children, families and communities. read more

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TxTina Lets Teens use SMS to get Advice about Sexual Health

Mobile Commons

Teens seeking the scientific facts behind difficult sexual health issues can get direct, personal responses through the channel most comfortable for them – SMS. The Iowa Department of Human Services’ TxT (Talking Sex Together) program is dedicated to providing teens the straight facts about their sexual health, and helping them make smarter choices about safe sex and abstinence. Teens are invited to ask “TxTina” any of their most sensitive issues.

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Introducing NowUKnow NY: A Planned Parenthood Campaign to Empower Teens Through Smarter Media

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Sometimes, our best work and that of our clients is born from crisis. We’re not talking the “I need this thing and I need it yesterday” kind of crisis. What we’re talking about is a real, human crisis where the health of people and the public is on the line. The sexual health of New […].

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Teens 4 Planet Earth Moves to Ning

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Teens for Planet Earth launched at the beginning of April (ok, I guess that isn’t so recent!) For this client and project, Ning was a perfect choice, offering both the out of the box community features that a teen audience would expect with enough customization to satisfy the needs of the organization. Recently, we relaunched an environmentally focused service learning program for the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Ning community platform.

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Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders

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iUrban Teen. iUrban Teen is working with students to spark and fuel the fires of innovation within tomorrow's tech leaders. Without teens staying inspired and graduating, the future does not look so bright; we’d miss out on the great ideas and collaborations they would bring to the world. This is where the iUrban Teen program comes in. iUrban Teen Leadership tech leadership Sam Rodriguez. Technology Director.

Co-Creating Exhibits with Teens and Volunteers: The Importance of Criteria

Museum 2.0

This summer, I worked with the Chabot Space & Science Center on a design institute in which eleven teens from their Galaxy Explorers program designed media pieces for an upcoming Smithsonian exhibition on black holes.

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Do Something’s mobile campaign wins NYTimes plaudits – and motivates millions of teens

Mobile Commons

This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities. Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used jeans for the homeless to brainstorming new ways to reduce energy consumption. The article highlights Do Something’s effort “to sign up 3.8

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Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS

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Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott , founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech , will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology. iUrban Teen Tech has an intentional outreach to male youth of color and exposes them to STEM+Arts career opportunities. Change Management Deena Pierott iUrban Teen lcs Leadership leading change summit

Technology's Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN

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Technology''s Emerging, Enthusiastic Leaders | NTEN : his is where the iUrban Teen program comes in. We do this by introducing teens to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art (STEM Arts) related careers. We work to get teens inspired to pursue the knowledge required to bring their ideas to life. While our programs focus on black and brown teenagers, especially those that might be at risk of dropping out of school, we welcome all teens

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Your Phone Baby is Demanding Your Attention – And Will Only be Satisfied with Texts

Mobile Commons

Do Something is encouraging teens to sign up and challenge their friends with a Phone Baby for a day. The campaign is designed to raise awareness about America’s teen pregnancy rate – the highest of any industrialized nation.

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Teenagers, Space-Makers, and Scaling Up to Change the World

Museum 2.0

This week, my colleague Emily Hope Dobkin has a beautiful guest post on the Incluseum blog about the Subjects to Change teen program that Emily runs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Watching these teens do their work has expanded my thinking on the issue of scale.

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Social Media Tools to Watch in 2014 for #NonprofitRadio

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s Where Teens are Going Instead of Facebook from Forbes. Last Friday, I had my monthly spot on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, it’s Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%.

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