You can quit the program at any time for any reason. Simply text STOP to the G2G Phone Number.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there so many messages about sex?
This program aims to prevent teen pregnancy. It is critical that we talk about sex. Healthy relationships and strong communication skills are things we talk about in the program as well.
How many text messages will I receive?
There has been a lot of compelling research showing how effective text messages can be at improving healthy behaviors but one or two texts don’t do the trick – more are needed to fully discuss important issues.
That’s why we send about 6-10 messages a day for about 8 weeks. This may seem like a lot – but for the average teen girl who sends and receives about 40 messages per day – navigating day-to-day life while receiving many message per day is not uncommon. Ultimately, we want to make sure our program has a significant impact on young people’s health.
Do I need my parent’s permission to join?
We have worked closely with our ethical review board to make sure that we have designed a program that best protects the safety of the teens in our program. This includes allowing you to make your own decision about whether to take part in the research and not tell your parents if you do not want to.
What if I send a message about a serious health issue (depression, anxiety, etc.)?
We take the needs of our participants very seriously. This program isn’t intended to assist in an emergency. If you are in crisis, please 911 or a crisis hot line right away.
We understand that some girls are dealing with stress, trauma, mental illness, violence, and other difficult issues. Our team is prepared to provide resources and referrals if you need them.