Did you know??

  • Among social media users, 88% of teens have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social media site.

  • Only 11% of teens talk to parents about incidents of cyberbullying. 

  • 86.8% of tweens and 89.6% of teens expressed or experienced violent subject matter/thoughts.

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth aged 10-24.

  • 9.1% of the US teen population (ages 12-17) had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

  • 55.1% of tweens and 67.1% of teens engaged in conversations about depression.

  • 35.1% of tweens and 54.4% of teens were involved in a self-harm/suicidal situation.

  • 75.5% of tweens and 84.6% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding drugs/alcohol.

  • Prescription drug abuse epidemic is America’s fastest-growing drug problem.  73% of teens say it is easy to access prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinet.

  • Vaping has been declared a national youth epidemic by the US Surgeon General.

  • 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females has an STD (14-19 years).

  • 1 in 4 teens is sexting.

  • 70.7% of tweens and 84.0% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature.

  • The average age of a child's first exposure to pornography is 11 years old.

  • Pornography searches increase by 4,700%  when children are out of school.

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