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The BrdsNBz Summer Outreach Campaign Fills Info Gaps During Summer Break

We’re so excited that summer is here! While the end of the school year can often be a source of relief for teachers and students, it can represent a temporary loss of resources for other teens; school counselors, teachers, mentors and other trusted adults aren’t always available over the summer. So this year, we’re encouraging teens to text BrdsNBz to get the information they might miss over summer break. Youth-serving organizations can help teens get the info they need by using our new tools to promote BrdsNBz on social media. 

BrdsNBz is a texting helpline, made just for teens. It’s a great resource if teens have questions about sexual health and relationships. Designed to meet teens where they live (on their phones!), BrdsNBz provides medically-accurate answers to teens’ questions. All teens have to do is opt in and text their question to BrdsNBz (message and data rates may apply). Within 24 hours (but often much sooner), a trained health counselor will reply with a personalized answer. BrdsNBz doesn’t give sex tips or diagnose diseases, but our counselors will often advise users to seek out a health care provider or trusted adult. And we’re serious about confidentiality; all questions and answers are kept anonymous unless our counselors think someone could get hurt.

Social Media Templates: Connect Young People to BrdsNBz

School may be out, but you can still connect with teens where they spend their days - on their phones. We have created tools for your organization to promote BrdsNBz to teens this summer through social media. These templates and images encourage teens to use BrdsNBz during the summer months to get medically accurate answers to their questions about sexual health and relationships.

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Facebook

  •  [paired with “Save our number!” social image, “Get tested first”] If you have to have The Talk and don’t know where to start, BrdsNBz is here to help. Here’s how it works: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Real ?s from teens to BrdsNBz: "How can you tell your parents you're bisexual?" "What do you do if a friend asks for nudes?" Learn more about our service:
  •  [paired with “Save our number!” social image, “nudes”] Text us if you need us, all summer long! Learn more about BrdsNBz: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • [paired with “Save our number” social image, “not there yet”] If you and your partner need to have The Talk and you don’t know where to start, text BrdsNBz! (We’re here for you!) http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Have you heard of #BrdsNBz? Teens can text sexual health ?s and a trained pro will respond within 24 hours. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • "I think my boyfriend's cheating on me, what do I do?" You've got questions, we've got answers! (Well. We have medically trained professionals who are the ones with the actual answers.) Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • "Can you have sex while you're on your period?" You've got questions, we've got answers! (Well. We have medically trained professionals who are the ones with the actual answers.) Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • Keep your knowledge up, even when school’s out. If you have questions about relationships, sex or anything that’s too awkward for a conversation IRL, ask! BrdsNBz is here for you. Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • The Internet is an awesome place for movie reviews and cat vids, but not always the best place for health advice. (We’ve got you covered though.) Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • "Can I get an STD from kissing?" "How can I tell when a girl likes me?" If you have a question, text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started. Your info is private and the answers are accurate. (We promise!)
  • School’s out for the summer, but you still have resources when the counselor’s office is closed. If you have sexual health/relationship questions, you can text “NCTeen” to 66746 for advice!

 

Twitter

  • [paired with “Save our number!” social image, “nudes”] Text us if you need us, all summer long! Learn more about BrdsNBz: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Have you heard of @BrdsNBz? Teens can txt sexual health ?s and a trained pro will respond within 24 hours. Visit http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A to learn more.
  • The counselor’s office might be closed for the summer, but @BrdsNBz is always open. Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Relationships and sex can be weird, especially as a teen! Teens can text @BrdsNBz for confidential and accurate info. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Teens love their phones (Surprise!) And some have sexual health ??s. @BrdsNBz is designed to meet teens where they are: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Some sex questions are too awkward to ask IRL…and that's why we're here! Txt @BrdzNBz for confidential, accurate advice: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • [paired with “Save our number!” social image, “Get tested first”] It sounds like you might need to have The Talk. Don’t know where to start? BrdsNBz is here to help: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • “How do you know if you have an STI?” If you have a ?? like this one, check out @BrdsNBz for advice: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Summer at home might mean you finally have The Talk with your parents. Need some talking tips? Text BrdsNBz: http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • [paired with “Save our number” social image, “not there yet”] If you and your partner need to have A Talk and you don’t know where to start, text BrdsNBz! (We’re here for you!) http://bit.ly/1RzfI2A
  • Got sexual health/relationship questions? We’ve got experts waiting to help. Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • Have you heard about #BrdsNBz? Teens can txt “NCTeen” to 66746 and ask ??s about sex, relationships or STDs, and get personalized answers back!
  • Yearbook? Check. Finals? Yup. Before you go, save #BrdsNBz in your phone! Have ??s about sexual health stuff? Txt “NCTeen” to 66746 and ask.
  • Keep your knowledge up over the summer. Got ??s about sex, STDs or need relationship advice? Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • "Can I get an STD from kissing?" If you have a ?? like this one, txt “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started. Your info is private. (We promise!)
  • The counselor's office might close over the summer, but if you have sexual health ??s, you can txt “NCTeen” to 66746. (Go ahead, try it!)
  • "How do you know if you have an STD/STI?" If you have a ?? like this or need help finding a STD testing site, txt “NCTeen”to 66746 for help.
  • Summer at home might mean you finally have The Talk with your parents. For tips to get started/make it less awkward, txt “NCTeen” to 66746.
  • You've got questions, we've got answers! (Well. We have trained professionals. They have the answers.) Text “NCTeen” to 66746 to get started.
  • The Internet is great at cat vids, but not always great at sexual health advice. #BrdsNBz has you covered all summer. Txt “NCTeen” to 66746.