AZ Gives Day
True stories from Tucson students:
“Did you know I met a man on the KIK app and I’m boarding a plane to meet him?”
“Did you know a guy I game with on Fortnite offered to pay for my battle pass if I sent him a nude photo of myself?”
“Did you know when I was in middle school a girl in my class bullied me all the time. I felt powerless against her. One day she sexually assaulted me.”
It’s a brutal time to be a student.
Now, in the digital age, children and teens are exposed to multiple risks through their use of cell phones, the internet, social media and online gaming. Predators creep into a child’s life while they are seemingly safe in their own homes, shattering children’s rights, impeding their healthy development and well-being, causing mental and emotional suffering and even death.
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 10 – 25
- Teens who sext – 42% by age 14 – are 5 times more likely to attempt suicide
- Children who are cyberbullied – 5.6 million – and bullied in person are 11 times more likely to attempt suicide
- 90% of children ages 8-16 have seen online pornography