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2012-01-23 07:03:00

Registered Sex Offender Numbers Increased 23 Percent in Past 5 Years California, Texas and Florida Top the List ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) released the results of its latest survey regarding the number of registered sex offenders located in the U.S. The organization's most recent survey of states found there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the country today, which...

2012-01-13 09:30:00

Truckstops and Travel Plazas Engage in Efforts to Safely Recover Abducted Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NATSO Foundation today announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry will now be engaged in efforts to safely recover abducted children. In support of the U.S. Department of Justice's AMBER Alert program, the NATSO Foundation will work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) as a secondary...

2011-12-28 11:21:00

National CyberTipline for Reporting Child Sexual Exploitation Experiences Dramatic Increase in Reports Since 1998 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week reporting suspected sexual exploitation of children became easier. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) said today that the CyberTipline reporting form used by the public has been redesigned with the help from global technology leader Google. The CyberTipline is operated by...

2011-12-12 09:13:00

"The Mentalist" Actor Tim Kang Tells Parents What To Do and What Not To Do ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents need to be careful not to let their guard down or become distracted while traveling or attending public functions during the 2011 holiday season. Tim Kang, actor from the hit CBS show The Mentalist has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents about what they should be telling their...

2011-11-21 09:13:00

Students from Elementary Schools in Austin, Texas, Utica and Rochester, New York Win National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Contest Tied to Hispanic Heritage Month ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifth grade students from Austin, TX and Utica and Rochester, NY have won first, second and third place in the Hispanic Heritage Month Safety Poster Contest held by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The poster contest...

2011-11-15 09:13:00

"The Mentalist" Actor Tim Kang Tells Parents What To Do and What Not To Do ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents need to be careful not to let their guard down or become distracted while traveling or attending public functions during the 2011 holiday season. Tim Kang, actor from the hit CBS show The Mentalist has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents about what they should be...

2011-10-21 09:33:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WRAPmail (OTC: WRAP), a provider of free and enterprise email template marketing and branding solutions is proud to announce that an option is now built-in that incorporates a Missing Children Alert RSS feed from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children (CMEC). The U.S. Department of Justice reports: 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of...

2011-09-27 09:29:00

zvelo, Inc. Joins 93 US-Based Electronic Service Providers and 8 Internet Law Enforcement Agencies on Major URL Project to Prevent Re-Victimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that zvelo, Inc. has joined the organization's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Initiative, which works to reduce child pornography on the Internet. Since 2007, NCMEC has collaborated with members of the...

2011-09-13 09:03:00

Game Featured on www.NSTeens.org, a Site From the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children That Teaches Online Safety to Kids Ages 8 to 12 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new game is now available for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 that is not only fun but also teaches them how to stay safer while on the Internet. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today, just in...

2011-09-06 09:13:00

CHILDREN AT GREATEST RISK WHEN GOING TO AND FROM SCHOOL OR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As parents prepare for the start of a new school year, teaching children how to be safe needs to be at the top of their list of things to do. An Analysis in 2010 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) of more than 4,000 attempted abductions during the previous five years found children are at risk when going to and...