Imagine: you are swinging your child at the park, you turn your back for a moment, and then when you turn back around, you see this:
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The U.S. Department of Justice reports that approximately 800,000 children younger than 18 go missing every year. Over 2000 children are reported missing every day. Almost half of all kidnapping (49%) occurs at the hands of a family member, acquaintances kidnap another 27%, and 24% are kidnapped by total strangers.
On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz disappeared
from a New York City street on his way to school.
The mission of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them. The NCMEC serves as the nation’s major resource on all issues of missing and sexually exploited children.
On July 27, 1981, 6-year-old Adam Walsh
disappeared from a Florida shopping mall.
The NCMEC is mandated by Congress and works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This nonprofit organization serves as the nation’s major resource on all issues of missing and sexually exploited children, with over 24 years of experience, both domestically and internationally, working with all levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement and parents in seeking the recovery of abducted children. They are the only child protection organization provided access to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person, Wanted Person, and Unidentified Person Files; the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS); and the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS).
It is the only organization operating a 24-hour, toll-free Hotline for the recovery of missing children in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice. (1-800-THE-LOST)
DOB: Feb 6, 1999
Missing: Nov 19, 2012
Height: 5’0″ (152cm)
Race: White Age Now: 13
Weight: 105lbs (48kg)
Dylan was last seen on November 19, 2012. He was last seen wearing a black Nike shirt,
black basketball nylon shorts, black Jordan tennis shoes, and a two tone blue and
white Duke Blue Devils baseball hat. Dylan may be still in the local area.
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Tips for Child Safety
NetSmartz is an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that uses the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for even the most tech-savvy kids of any age group. The goal of NetSmartz is to extend the safety awareness of children and empower them to make responsible decisions online and in real life.