Futures Launches #WhereIAmMe Social Media Campaign
As part of our That’s Not Cool initiative, we just launched a social media campaign that asks teens across the country to tell us about the places where they can be themselves! The teenage years can be a tumultuous and isolating time for many, and it’s important to foster safe and healthy communities where teens can thrive.
The #WhereIAmMe social media campaign asks teens to share places in their communities where they feel safe—whether it’s in the classroom or their own backyard. Teens can send or upload their pictures using their favorite social networking site, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instragram, and Google+. You can see some of the submissions we’ve received so far by searching for the hashtag #WhereIAmMe on various social networking sites.
Our That’s Not Cool team was busy promoting the #WhereIAmMe campaign last week at the National FCCLA Conference in Nashville, TN. There, seven thousand teen leaders gathered to highlight their leadership and learn more about community service programs like That’s Not Cool.
The campaign is designed to help teens recognize the resources they have available to them every day. So when things get tough, they know who and where to turn for support. If you’re a teacher, educator, or community leader, please check out our discussion guide you can use to use to spark a conversation with your group.
The #WhereIAmMe campaign was recently featured in the widely-circulated Prevent Connect podcast! Check it out here: http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/07/where_i_am_me/. #WhereIAmMe is part of That’s Not Cool, a national initiative to promote healthy communities and prevent digital dating abuse among teens.