Before you start the program… Girl2Girl is a sexual health program designed especially for LGB+ teens. We send you information by text message to your phone each day for 8 weeks. This way, you can read the messages when and where it is safe for you to do so. Girl2Girl messages talk about some sensitive things, like sex, sex toys, and things girls who are into other girls can do to reduce their risk for STDs and pregnancy. Our goal is to promote health. We don’t want to place anyone in danger. We know that different teens are in different stages of being ‘out’ to people in their lives. If you think that you would be in an unsafe position if someone saw the program text messages, Girl2Girl may not be the right program for you right now. To help you think through whether it is safe to take part in Girl2Girl, we have a few things for you to consider…. First, what do you think would happen If your parents saw a text message on your phone that talked about having sex with girls?* I would be safe I would not be safe I'm not sure We mean things like using sex toys and dental dams. Something like this: Dental dams are pieces of latex you can put on your or your partner's clitoris, vagina, or anus to keep both of you safe from bacteria and STDs during oral sex. Ok. And, what would happen if your friends, your partner, or brothers or sisters saw a message about having sex with girls on your phone?* I would be safe I would not be safe I'm not sure We mean, something like this: The male condom can be used for LOTS of things: they can be used to make dental dams for clitorises, and can be used on toys and penises. Based upon what we’re talking about here, it seems like taking part in the study might not be a safe decision for you right now. We can talk you through how to make your computer more private by deleting your browser history, how to password protect your phone. Even so, I’m concerned about your safety. What do you think?-* I agree it's not safe. I don't want to participate. I would like to participate in the program and learn how to protect my privacy. Some teen girls have told us that their phone is theirs and no one is allowed to go on their phone without their permission. Others say that their parents can look at their phone at any time, or that their partner has their password so they can look anytime they want. Does anyone have access to your phone?* Yes No This could be a parent, a friend, or a partner. Is your phone password protected?* Yes No Does someone have your password? Yes No (this could be a partner, a parent, or someone else)Ok. Would you be comfortable changing your password so that your text messages are private?* Yes No What would happen if someone who has your password saw messages from Girl2Girl on your phone?We strongly recommend that you password protect your phone so that you can keep your messages private. Do you know how to add a password?* Yes No We have created an easy “how to” that shows you how to password-protect most phones: girl2girl.org/technical-guides/ It might sound weird but there are apps that can be downloaded to devices, like laptops and phones so that someone can monitor your text messages and where you go online. Sometimes, parents will download these apps to their kids’ phones or other devices so they can monitor their kids. Sometimes, girlfriends or boyfriends, or other people do it too. Do you know how to check if there is an app like this on your phone?* Yes No We have created an easy "how to" that shows you how to check if there is an app like this on your phone: girl2girl.org/technical-guides/Do you know how to check if there is an app like this on your computer?* Yes No We have created an easy "how to" that shows you how to check if there is an app like this on your computer: girl2girl.org/technical-guides/ Alright – almost done. Thanks for hanging in there with me. You might have the opportunity to do surveys. To keep your answers private, it might be a good idea to clear your browser history after taking the survey.Do you know how to delete your browser history on your phone?* Yes No We have created an easy “how to” that shows you how to delete the browser history on your phone: girl2girl.org/technical-guides/ OK. We’ve talked about what might happen if someone sees Girl2Girl messages on your phone, and also how to make your devices more private. We want to help young women make healthy choices, and this includes enrolling you only if you can take part safely. Do you think you can safely take part in Girl2Girl?* Yes No (Remember that life changes – if now is not a good time, you can always come back later!)PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.