“Now Matters L8R” Program Results
Between 2016-2019, over 36 groups of both students and adults received education from the NowMattersL8R program.
50% of students admitted they’ve posted or shared something online or via text message and later regretted it.
58% of students admitted they communicate with adults they do not know through social media or text.
11% of students admitted they accept friend/follower requests from people they do not know in real life while 22% said they were neutral in reference to that statement.
59% of students reported they felt it was safer for teenagers to date people online rather than in real life.
Over 90% had an increase in knowledge regarding the laws for cyberbullying, sexting and child pornography.
More than 97% of adults reported satisfaction of the program and it’s content.
Because of this program, many schools (and church parishes) have made efforts to improve their policies and compliances regarding Internet usage, safe environment, reporting, and Title IX: sexual harassment prohibition.
1 in 3 girls & 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 16
Over 65% of alleged offenders are family members.
SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICS:
• 1 in 5 children receive a sexual solicitation while on the internet.
• More than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in 1 adult/child situations.
• There are approximately 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States.
• Like rape, child molestation is one of the most under reported crimes.