National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A new National Center for Missing and Exploited Children office just opened in Austin, TX. Founding member of the new Austin office, Diane Allbaugh came on today to talk about NCMEC and the services and tools they provide to parents and educators.
NCMEC’s Web site is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about how they can protect their children. Parents and guardians can use this Web site to keep themselves up to date on new child protection methods, software, and safety programs and materials.
Keep your children safe online by visiting Netsmartz.org, NCMEC’s Internet safety resource for parents and children. This online resource has interactive presentations for kids of all ages, and is packed with information for parents and guardians to help them facilitate discussions with their children about online safety. Netsmartz.org teaches kids how to protect and empower themselves online, through fun and engaging games and video clips.
Here are some quick tips on how to proceed if your child is missing:
1. Search the house – Look in closets, under laundry piles, and under beds
2. Call 911
3. If your child disappears in a store, ask for "Code Adam Plan"
4. Call National Crime Information Center to add your child to their list
5. Call 1-800-THE-LOST (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
For more information about NCMEC or to report a missing child sighting, visit their Web site at www.missingkids.com.
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