Transcription by Lauren Nahas
0:01-0:05 (Photographs of children looking sad or crying quickly flash across the screen)
[Music begins; continues throughout the video]
(Speaker: Young boy; these words also appear on the screen.) We are the victims of exploitation and abuse. You call us the future, but we are also the present. We are children whose voices are not being heard. It is time we are taken into account.
(The boy stops speaking and the rest of the text just appears on the screen. Only music can be heard.)
(Photograph of little girl lying in bed clutching blanket)
20% of children in the US will be sexually abused before age 8.
(Photograph of child looking sad)
Research show that 30% of those victims…
(Photograph of girl sitting in bed looking sadly at camera)
[These words are imposed over the previous image] will never tell.
(Photograph of girl clutching stuffed animal while staring out a window)
Over 90% of all victims were abused by someone they knew and trusted.
(Photograph of young girl sitting on the floor covering her cheek as if she’s been hit. The shadow of an adult can be seen on the wall behind her)
Furthermore, 75% of serial rapists confess that they were sexually abused as children.
(Photograph of a boy crying)
While the government spending dedicated to child welfare increases every year, so does the problem. The number of sexual abuse victims nearly doubles each year.
(Photograph of toddler with tears on its face)
But it does NOT have to be this way.
(Photograph of girl yelling with her hand out in front of her in protest)
Look for these behavioral symptoms in your child: The child may…
– act out
– be easily distracted
– quickly become irritated
– have a strong need for a security object
(Photograph of a boy a tear on his face)
– become quiet and withdrawn
– have difficulty forming relationships
– grow susceptible to falling behind in school
– be disruptive in class
(Photograph of child with a black eye.)
Physically, they may suffer from…
– lack of appetite
– bruising on any part of the body
– itching, bleeding, scratches, or inflammation in the genital area
(Photograph of boy and girl with hopeful, content faces looking upward.)
Join countless sexual child abuse prevention groups in the US because they can’t do it alone.
(Photograph of girl looking directly into the camera, backlit by a window.)
[These words are imposed over the previous photograph.] To report child sexual abuse call: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)