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January 2014
  • Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.*
  • Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.*
  • Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
  • Every 21 seconds a child is arrested.
  • Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.*
  • Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty.
  • Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected.
  • Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty.
  • Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
  • Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
  • Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
  • Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
  • Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident.
  • Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns.
  • Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide.
  • Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
  • Every 11 hours a baby’s mother dies due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.

*Based on 180 school days a year. See Endnotes in The State of America's Children 2014 for citations.

Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Each Day in America page.

- See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html#sthash.f77Ohxqj.dpuf
From the Children's Defense Fund, January 2014
Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.* Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.* Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother. Every 21 seconds a child is arrested. Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.* Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty. Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected. Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty. Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance. Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother. Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight. Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense. Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense. Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday. Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident. Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns. Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide. Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect. - See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html#sthash.RocKiA1f.dpufFrom the Children's Defense Fund,  January 2014Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.*
  • Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.*
  • Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
  • Every 21 seconds a child is arrested.
  • Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.*
  • Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty.
  • Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected.
  • Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty.
  • Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
  • Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
  • Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
  • Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
  • Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident.
  • Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns.
  • Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide.
  • Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.* Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.* Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother. Every 21 seconds a child is arrested. Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.* Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty. Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected. Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty. Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance. Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother. Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight. Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense. Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense. Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday. Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident. Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns. Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide. Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect. - See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html#sthash.RocKiA1f.dpuf

Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.* - See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html#sthash.RocKiA1f.dpuf

anuary 2014
  • Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.*
  • Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.*
  • Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
  • Every 21 seconds a child is arrested.
  • Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.*
  • Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty.
  • Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected.
  • Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty.
  • Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
  • Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
  • Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.
  • Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.
  • Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
  • Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident.
  • Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns.
  • Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide.
  • Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
- See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/moments-in-america-for-children.html#sthash.RocKiA1f.dpuf
These statistics from the Children’s Defense Fund, as well as news reports all over the United States, are sounding the alarm: today’s youth are in crisis.

On Facebook and other social media, young people boast about cutting themselves, starving themselves, and planning their suicides. And sadly, wherever there are youth, in cyber-space or face-to-face, bullying takes place somewhere every day.

The message is loud and clear:
TODAY'S YOUTH NEED HELP!
 
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