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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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TIPS FOR PARENTS: PREVENTING ABDUCTION

Teaching children about abduction safety is important, but the ultimate responsibility lies with trusted adults.  Use the tips below to help you learn more about abduction and how to better protect your child.

LEARN THE FACTS

Many abduction attempts:

  • Involve a suspect driving a vehicle.
  • Occur when the child is traveling to or away from school.
  • Occur between 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Involve girls and children between the ages of 10 – 14.

The top five methods used during abduction attempts are:

  • Offering a ride.
  • Offering candy or sweets.
  • Asking questions.
  • Offering money.
  • Offering, looking for or showing an animal.

TAKE ACTION

  • Know the routes your children take, especially to and from school.  Practice walking the routes with them so you can point out places they should avoid or where they can go for help.
  • Talk to your child’s school or day care facility about its pickup policy.  Be clear that no one should pick up your child without your permission.  Ask to be contacted immediately if someone else tries to pick up your child.
  • Use role-playing scenarios to help children learn how to recognize and respond to risky situations.  For example, have children practice yelling, kicking, pulling away or otherwise attracting attention when grabbed or approached by someone they do not know.
  • Teach your child about the methods would be abductors use. Have your child practice responding to the tricks by saying “no,” walking away and telling a trusted adult immediately.
  • Prepare children to act when you are not with them.  They should know their full names, home addresses and telephone numbers, and how to dial 911.
  • Keep a child identification kit, which includes a recent color photo of your child and descriptive details such as age, height and weight.  For more information about creating a kit visit www.missingkids.com/ChildID

If your child is missing, contact your local law-enforcement agency immediately.  Then make a report to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678)

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RESOURCE: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

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NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY

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New “Forget-Me-Not” stamp

I just received this email, and want to share it with Our Circle.  Due to the date, I felt this should be shared immediately, so all of you could take advantage of the release of this beautiful stamp.

Together We Can Help Stamp Out Missing Child Cases

Dear Friend,

National Missing Children’s Day — May 25 — is taking on added meaning this year thanks to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s long-standing partners, Valassis and the U.S. Postal Service.

They’re helping us get the word out about our commitment to reunite missing children with their families by issuing a new “Forget-Me-Not” stamp featuring the phrase “Help Find Missing Children.”

Designed by Ethel Kessler, this striking stamp features a photograph by Harald Biebel showing a small bouquet of forget-me-nots with a lone flower off to the side to represent the child who has been separated from their loved ones and needs our help.

This special stamp will be issued on May 18 as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Forever series which provides First-Class postage in perpetuity. And it reminds us that we will never forget and never stop searching for any missing child.

Sadly, there are new cases of missing children every day. These children and their families are counting on us. And we know the support and hope we provide simply wouldn’t be possible without friends like you who contribute so generously to our cause.

I urge you to join me in applauding the U.S. Postal Service for their ongoing efforts to help us assist law enforcement in searching for missing children. I also hope you will accept my deepest gratitude for your personal commitment to reuniting missing children with their families.

Sincerely,
Robert Lowery, Jr.
Vice President, Missing Children Division