About 1 in 3 girls become pregnant at least once before they're 20. Spread awareness about teen pregnancy via your cell phone!
DoSomething.org is urging young people to think about how their lives might change if they were to become pregnant. Through the innovative use of cell phones, participants can turn their friend's cell phone into digital baby for 12 hours to stimulate what it would be like to have a baby as a teen. Through pranking, teens will stop and think about a subject that could use a bit more consideration.
Here's how it works:
- When you visit www.DoSomething.org/baby, you can send friends a message that your phone has been turned into a digital baby that needs their care and attention for a day.
- For the next 12 hours, the "baby" will notify the new parent with situations that require their attention. (Think "I'm up now and need food! Fight those sleepy eyes, grab your snack money and bring baby breakfast in bed")
- At the end of the messages, participants are directed to challenge their friends to raise a digital baby for a day and are given further resources about teen pregnancy.
Sign up and challenge 5 friends to The Pregnancy Text and you'll have the chance to win a $2000 scholarship. To learn more information or to sign up, visit www.DoSomething.org/baby