For so many children, school and extracurricular activities provide a refuge. We know that 30% of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members, and the unintended consequences of social distancing and quarantines are forced cohabitation with an abuser. Additionally, children are now online more often, exposing them to online predators and possible child sexual abuse materials.
Darkness to Light has developed new training materials in response to the COVID crisis and is seeking to reach as many safe adults as possible. Vulnerability to child sexual abuse knows now socio-economic, racial, or religious boundaries. Protecting our most vulnerable sits on the shoulders of every community.