The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a national clearinghouse that specializes in missing and exploited children issues. They have a unique position in identifying any emerging trends and providing updated educational resources that cater to the changing needs of children, families, and communities. The safety and prevention resources provided by NCMEC are designed to help families and child-serving professionals in addressing a wide range of issues. These issues include online and real-world safety, handling various situations ranging from staying home alone to knowing what to do in case of an emergency, to abduction, and child sexual exploitation prevention.
NCMEC recognizes that every child deserves a safe childhood, and they are committed to putting in place programs and initiatives that ensure exactly that. As a result, they have become a vital resource and a global leader in the fight against child exploitation and trafficking. By providing families and child-serving professionals with the necessary tools, they can keep children safer, and incidences of child abduction and abuse will be significantly reduced.
Below are links to search, report and find information on missing children resources.
How to Receive Amber Alerts
AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road signs, and the network of secondary distributors, like digital signage, hotel chains, internet service providers, apps, and other technology. As of 2013, AMBER Alerts are also sent to wireless phones through the Wireless Emergency Alerts program (WEA).
Most people will see AMBER Alerts directly and do not require any additional steps. You may also be notified of an AMBER Alert in the following ways:
On Facebook: Visit www.facebook.com/AMBERAlert and “Like” the page to receive AMBER Alerts in your newsfeed. Facebook also automatically notifies users near the location of an AMBER Alert.
On Instagram: If an AMBER Alert is activated by law enforcement and you are in the designated search area, the alert will appear in your Instagram feed.
On Twitter: Follow @AMBERAlert to receive rapid AMBER Alert notifications on your Twitter feed and share the alert with your followers.
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