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2011-06-24 09:22:00

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Expand Efforts by International Law Enforcement to Curb Problem ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In most households spending time on the Internet is a regular daily activity. While the Internet enables immediate access to virtually unlimited resources for school, work and entertainment, it also poses a potential danger for children. To help...

2011-06-14 09:14:00

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., June 14, 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 that in...

2011-06-01 09:13:00

Free Online Educational Resource, NetSmartz®, Made Available to Scout Leaders ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) today announced it is making available its Internet safety program, NetSmartz®, to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to teach Scouts and their families how to make responsible decisions both online and in real life. The BSA is asking all...

2011-05-24 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, continues its commitment to make a difference in the lives of missing children by calling on the public to join them in recognizing National Missing Children's Day on May 25. This call to action is part of 26 years of efforts to raise awareness and money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). May 25 is the anniversary of the...

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2011-05-20 06:22:50

Facebook has teamed up with Microsoft and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to fight child pornography and find missing children, according to social network's chief technology officer Bret Taylor. Taylor revealed the alliance during his testimony at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington on mobile phone and Internet privacy. He says, "We care deeply" about stopping abuse. A photo "fingerprint" technology created by Microsoft called PhotoDNA will be used...

2011-04-25 09:49:00

Children's Actions Result in Escape From 83 Percent of Attempted Abductions Actor Tim Kang From CBS "The Mentalist" Urges Parents to Take 25 Minutes to Talk to Children About Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, thousands of communities across the country will hold events as a part of the fifth annual Take 25 national child safety campaign. The effort was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to encourage...

2011-04-12 13:05:00

"Trust" is Described as a Frightening Call to Action that Every Parent and Teenager Needs to See ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) today praised director David Schwimmer for his new film, "Trust." The movie tells the story of a typical child predator who uses the Internet to gain access to a young victim, preys upon her vulnerability, wins her confidence and ultimately victimizes her. "It is a...

2011-02-09 09:07:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) today announced the launch of the sixth annual "Got 2B Safe!" Awards. The program is designed to encourage teachers at U.S. elementary schools to help their students learn valuable and potentially life-saving lessons. While most are recovered quickly, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that an estimated 2,000 children are...


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