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#NowMattersL8R:

because what you do now, matters later 

The digital age means everyone has a cellphone & social media account- Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Sending, posting and sharing nude pictures & sexually explicit content have become a problematic issue for schools and parents. These acts contribute to violations of Louisiana's sextingcyberbullying and sometimes other sexual abuse laws. In an over-sexualized society that contains a billion dollar pornographic industry, people have become desensitized to the issue of sexual violence. This contributes to the general acceptance of sexual violence and criminal activity online. A person often doesn’t realize until it's too late that their negative actions today can have very serious consequences later.

Louisiana Legislative Act 641: Provides that each public school governing authority, in consultation with local law enforcement agencies, develop and distribute age & grade appropriate information to each student regarding Internet and cell phone safety as well as online content that is a potential threat to school safety, including how to recognize and report potential threats to school safety that are posted on the Internet.

Increase awareness by clicking the links & buttons below and then sharing one each day on your social media page:

  1. Print the Hearts of Hope #NowMattersL8R brochure

  2. Louisiana's List of Sexual Violence Laws:

  3. Knowing More about Louisiana Laws for Youth

  4. Title IX for schools & universities

  5. Cyber Tipline: This is a means for reporting crimes against children.

  6. Campus Guide to Internet Safety for College Students & Teens

  7. The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Caroline Marcello & Val Senegal sit down to discuss the spread of Child Pornography through social media after three arrests in St. Martin parish

Caroline Marcello & Val Senegal sit down to discuss the spread of Child Pornography through social media after three arrests in St. Martin parish


Contact the Education Director for more info: 

Val Senegal, MA

val.senegal@theheartsofhope.org or Facebook