Sandy Hook Promise Releases New Gun Violence Awareness Video
The title of this powerful video says it all. "The Teenage Dream Is Not What It Used To Be".
Since the Sandy Hook tragedy back in 2012, the group that calls itself the Sandy Hook Promise has been working tirelessly to keep the message out there about school gun violence and how it affects our children.
The group's promise envisions a future where children are free from shootings and acts of violence in their schools, homes, and communities.
If you check out their website at sandyhookpromise.org, there are so many useful tools that can help you and your family get educated on the mission that has now affected thousands across the country.
The Sandy Hook Promise was started by families who lost children back in 2012 at the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Now they have just released a new awareness video focused around their "Know the Signs" violence prevention program for both students and adults. It's an extremely powerful video that you may want to watch first before you let your kids see it.
Did you know that people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others often show warning signs before they commit an act of violence? It's so important for not only parents, but teachers and classmates to spot the signs so they can possibly prevent future tragedies.
Before you get to the video, check out these sobering statistics from the site childrensdefense.org.
- In 2018 gun violence became the leading cause of death in children who are 19 or under.
- In 2019 a child or teen was killed by a gun every 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
- Guns have now killed more children and teens then cancer, pneumonia, influenza, HIV/AIDS, asthma, and opioids combined.
Now if that doesn't make you think and want to act, then take a few minutes to watch the latest video, and yes, you can make a difference.