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2010-06-21 09:13:00

Popular Website www.NSTeens.org for Kids Ages 8 to 12 Adds Two New Items that Are Fun and Teach Online Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new items are now available for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 that are not only fun but also teach them how to stay safe while on the Internet. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that in honor of Internet Safety Month the popular...

2010-06-16 09:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), brought teens together from across the country to discuss the behavior of young people online at the National Teen Summit on Internet Safety in Washington, D.C. on June 15. TV host and children's advocate John Walsh moderated the event and provided insights on how teens can stay safe in a world increasingly reliant on the...

2010-06-15 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) today held their 5th Annual National Teen Summit on Internet Safety and released findings from a new survey on how teens behave online and what they think of the potential reputational consequences stemming from information and photos they share. "America's Most Wanted" host and child advocate John Walsh moderated the Summit, joined by internationally recognized...

2010-06-14 08:53:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) will hold their 5th National Teen Summit On Internet Safety on June 15 in Washington, D.C., bringing together teens from across the country to discuss a wide range of online safety issues including cyberbullying, sexting and the potential long-term impact of social media posts on the teen's digital reputation. "America's Most Wanted" host and children's advocate John...

2010-06-10 06:00:00

ATLANTA, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) will hold their 5(th) National Teen Summit On Internet Safety on June 15 in Washington, D.C., gathering teens from across the country to discuss online safety issues including cyberbullying, sexting and the potential long-term impact of social media posts on digital reputation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100610/CL18789 ) (Photo:...

2010-05-27 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The hopes of thousands of families are carried every day and seen by millions through a partnership that celebrates its 25th anniversary today. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/usps-deliveringhope/44014/ Valassis, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the U.S. Postal Service have been working to reunite missing children with their families through...

2010-05-27 12:00:00

Postal Service, Valassis, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Commemorate 'Have You Seen Me?' 25th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The hopes of thousands of families are carried every day and seen by millions through a partnership that celebrates its 25th anniversary today. Valassis, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the U.S. Postal Service have been working to reunite missing children with their families...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

What Parents Can Do to Keep Children Safe ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year in America an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 children each day. Of that number, 200,000 are abducted by family members, and 58,000 are abducted by non-family members. The primary motive for non-family abductions is sexual. Each year 115 children are the victims of the most serious abductions, taken by non-family members and either murdered, held for...

2010-05-10 08:30:00

Extraordinary Efforts by Law Enforcement in Australia, California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon Recognized to Commemorate National Missing Children's Day ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week law enforcement officials from five states and Australia will be honored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) for their extraordinary efforts to recover missing children and resolve child sexual exploitation cases....

2010-04-19 08:30:00

Trend Micro Joins 67 US-Based Electronic Service Providers and 6 International Law Enforcement Agencies on Major URL Project to Prevent Re-victimization ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) today announced that Trend Micro has joined the organization's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Project which works to reduce child pornography on the Internet. Since 2007 NCMEC has collaborated with members of the Internet...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'