Latest National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Stories

2014-09-10 12:32:38

"I enjoy catering to mature gentlemen. My body is a gentleman's playground." - ad appearing on backpage.com confirmed to be selling a child for sex, as cited in NCMEC's amicus brief ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sexually explicit language advertising the sale of children for sex is a common business practice for backpage.com. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children filed an amicus brief urging the Washington State Supreme Court to allow...

2014-07-10 08:24:25

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has joined forces with public safety notification provider Nixle to help law enforcement reunite missing children with their families, and so far the partnership has proven a great success. Since launching the venture, NCMEC has provided support to law enforcement in nearly 90 cases nationwide - cases which may not have been brought to NCMEC's attention at all or as quickly without...

2014-05-08 12:26:32

Snyders named as recipients of the Charles B. Wang International Children's Award LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Washington Redskins and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today owner Daniel Snyder and his wife, Mrs. Tanya Snyder, will be honored with the Charles B. Wang International Children's Award at the NCMEC annual Hope Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 6 at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Photo -...

2014-02-25 08:26:26

Emmy® Winner Bryan Cranston Kicks Off Series with Tickets to his Broadway Debut, After-Party with Cast of "All the Way" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chideo (charity + video), the latest venture from entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, today announced the launch of a new flash sweepstakes series available exclusively to fans registered on the free digital platform. Designed to mobilize the way consumers give to charity, Chideo gives fans the power to vote...

2014-02-11 20:21:53

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Safer Internet Day, a survey released today by Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says despite online bullying (also known as cyberbullying) being a serious concern for teens and their parents, many teens are not telling their parents about their experiences. Key trends among the teens surveyed include: -- Three in 10 teens claim to have been bullied online (31 percent) -- One in 10...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.