DID YOU KNOW…
Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-injury
DID YOU KNOW…
95% of teens in the U.S. are online, and the vast majority access the internet on their mobile device, making it the most common medium for cyber bullying.
Hinduja, Ph.D, Sameer and Justin Patchin Ph.D. “Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response.” 2018
If you think these statistics are alarming…
Florida ranks #3 in the nation for the number of human trafficking cases reported1 and every 9 Minutes child protective services substantiates, or finds evidence for, a claim of child sexual abuse2. Our children are under attack. As pastors, youth and children’s workers and lay leaders in the church, it is our responsibility to keep the children and youth in our care safe.
Knowing the stats isn’t enough. It is time we stand together as a body of believers and collectively say “NO MORE!” Whether it is at church, camp, school or youth group, these students are in our care and it is our responsibility as people who bear the name of Christ to be educated about the challenges these kids face and to be prepared to protect them.
Exposing the Darkness is an opportunity for you and your church leaders and volunteers to gain the training and certification needed to meet the unique challenges children and youth face today. Register online by clicking the banner above or by calling 352-483-9800. Protect your students, protect your ministry.
1National Human Trafficking Hotline