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2009-06-15 17:04:00

AMBER Ready Child Safety Tour Rolls into Sacramento Today ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In association with the AMBER Ready 30-City Child Safety Tour, last week the AMBER Ready Foundation donated Jotto desk computer mounts and in-car printers to local law enforcement agencies in San Diego and San Francisco, as well as to the City of South El Monte (a suburb of Los Angeles). This new equipment will empower public safety officers to instantly print posters from their police patrol...

2009-05-19 13:57:00

Parents are Increasingly Concerned for Their Children's Safety, yet More Than 30 Percent do not Have a Safety Plan LIVONIA, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- RedPlum, a leading provider of deals and savings on brands consumers want most, announced today the results of its 2009 Child Safety Survey. As the consumer-facing brand of Valassis (www.valassis.com), the survey was conducted on www.redplum.com, where the faces of missing children can be found. Valassis is entering its 25th year of support...

2009-05-14 06:00:00

Children's Advocate John Walsh to Lead Teens in Discussion of Cyberbullying, Sexting and Other Cyber-Safety Risks at Cox's Annual National Teen Summit on Internet Safety ATLANTA, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Cox Communications, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) and America's Most Wanted host and children's advocate John Walsh, will present the results of a new survey on the behavior of young people online. This...

2009-05-12 07:00:00

105 Teachers Recognized in Got 2B Safe! Program from Honeywell and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) today announced the winners of the fourth annual Got 2B Safe! Awards Program that recognizes teachers committed to keeping children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation. This year, the program honors 105...

2009-05-11 12:33:00

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is Charity of Choice LIVONIA, Mich., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today that it has strengthened its commitment to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC). In addition to featuring the faces of missing children on its RedPlum products in the mail, the newspaper and at redplum.com, Valassis employees have...

2009-04-08 10:33:00

More than 675,000 Reports of Child Sexual Exploitation and More than 135,000 Missing Children Recovered ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More missing children come home safely today than any other time in American history. And more offenders who prey upon children are identified and successfully prosecuted than ever before according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and...

2009-03-31 08:30:00

Free Resource for Children 8 to 12 Years Old On Gaming Etiquette, Harassment, and Sharing Personal Information ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE: S), released new resources to help tweens (youth ages 8 to 12) stay safer while gaming online. The new materials address issues such as gaming etiquette, harassment from other players, and the risks of sharing too much personal...

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2009-03-11 07:10:00

Responding to allegations that it promotes prostitution, Internet bulletin board Craigslist said on Tuesday that it has seen "spectacular" results in its efforts to reduce "erotic services" listings. Writing in a blog post, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said the volume of erotic services ads had plunged 90 to 95 percent in Chicago and four other U.S. cities since stricter measures were put in place last year. The crackdown on the sex ads is a direct result of a collaborative effort launched...

2009-03-02 13:37:00

ROCKAWAY, N.J., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AMBER Ready, Inc., formerly known as AMBER Alert Safety Centers, Inc., today announced that its novel AMBER Ready II enrollment platform will be officially launched on April 1, 2009, allowing parents or guardians with children under the age of 18 to easily store their children's preconfigured AMBER Ready Profile in their personal wireless multimedia phone. Commenting on the Company's formal corporate name change, Kai Patterson, founder, Chairman and...

2009-01-08 10:00:00

BETHEL, Conn., Jan. 8, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Power of Parents, a child safety program created in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Duracell, announced today that they will join forces with Golden Globe-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick in delivering crucial information about keeping America's children safer through a radio Public Service Announcement. Sedgwick lends her distinct voice and star power to spread awareness about the free...