While most adults would agree that face-to-face contact is important, there's no doubt that online communication continues to change how we find, form, and maintain relationships. But the truth is, kids have always had their own codes, slang, and shorthand that adults weren't meant to know. Today, digital tools can cut just about every communication corner with the send of an emoji, bot, or gif.
Many parents wonder how they would fare as a teenager in a world filled with social media drama, texting troubles, and cyberbullying. Whether they're the cause or symptomatic of deeper issues, the same tools kids use to connect can also trigger anxiety, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. For today's struggling kids, there's some hope. Click to learn about popular apps, sites, and services that offer guidance and help when, where, and how kids need it.