We have come a long way from the days, where children and young people could call an impartial adult children phone. Today invented constantly new ways to reach vulnerable, bored or confused children and adolescents.

When problems raised in game form

As late as the day I had a talk with one of gamification proponents here in Denmark, Christian Mogensen, about, how is being developed a new way to target vulnerable boys: By treating the relation, as will a game. Rewards, targets and the ability to upgrade the way. Not, by means of in-game coins or other currency, but by opening up and search information – and perhaps using. It may sound very unrealistic, but it seems! Most of us know, it can be difficult to see hard feelings in the eyes, and to seek help for them can be overcome. Especially, if one is not accustomed to being greeted with openness or inclusiveness. Add a game-mechanism, and it ignores a lot of the obstacles that are. You 'play the just a game', and there is nothing threatening about. That you then get an answer along the way, tester din egen reaktion i en given situation eller kan give udtryk for ting, otherwise you save. It's just bonus.

Chat-saving self-esteem – and even life

When chat culture grew in Denmark, adoptees aid agencies the relatively fast. Thank God for that. It gave an opportunity to 'talk’ with one that could help without, having to expose themselves. One's identity to remain secret, and problems could easily be shared in a confidential and anonymous space. Unlike a forum, as many used as predecessor, will be the same story will be hanging, but 'disappears’ under samtalen. A phenomenon, which fits the new generation of children and young people well. Fun, when you consider, how the digital self-glorification has gained momentum in the same generation. And yet not, for who will go forth with it really pains?

Emojis as følelsesudtryk

With all these digital campaigns appeared smiley and later emojis up. In simpel, fast, graphical way of expressing themselves. Who doesn't know what 🙂 means? A company has taken it one step further and developed an app, that interact only with emojis. The special thing about this app is, that it caters to the opposite of 'normal’ emojis: Mourning, pain and discomfort. App’en Abused Emoji was created by the Swedish company BRIS, which specializes in helping children and young people. AbusedEmoji from BRIS.se

The idea is nothing less than brilliant, and speak directly to children and youth 'language'. Screenshot 2015-05-28 pm. 15.33.14 In fact it is so ingenious, I can easily see it being used by all types of children and young people. Even adults. For who has not haft a bad day and felt himself like him left.

Digital help is the way forward

It is by no means superficially, that our younger generations handle difficult things digital. In fact, it is a shortcut, which embraces them in their own culture. It is not a substitute for a good conversation – det er et supplement, which takes place in the digital world they live in. Fact is, many do not have someone to talk to, in the case of emotions. When children and young, you are often afraid to be wrong, and many take everything on his own shoulders. It creates embarrassment, feelings of being alienated and can lead to isolation. When a stranger, Faceless, sits on the other side, and you definitely can anonymously ask – or doctor – forward to the response. So it's much easier to get help. For help on Danish, contact the Children's Terms by phone 116 111. It is possible to texting and calling. For instant use Children phone chat http://bornetelefonen.dk/chat