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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...

2013-06-18 12:35:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Google, Inc. (GOOG) that will help fund its fight to stop the sexual exploitation of children. In recent years law enforcement has seen a rise in these crimes and in the past 12 months, the National Center has received more than 500,000 reports of child sexual exploitation through its CyberTipline®. In that same...

2013-05-06 12:25:28

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the 11(th) annual Hope Awards gala, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the fight to protect children from victimization. The awards are presented each May in honor of National Missing Children's Day (May 25). Honorees Include: Bryan Cranston and Robin DeardenCranston and his wife, Dearden have been long-time supporters of...

2013-04-17 12:23:39

Sound Practices aimed at eliminating child sexual exploitation released in response to sex abuse scandals. ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, today released "Sound Practices for Keeping Children Safer in Youth-serving Organizations." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-12-14 08:26:52

Effective December 31, 2012, Wireless AMBER Alert program(TM) to transition to Wireless Emergency Alerts platform, which already provides other emergency alerts to millions of wireless users nationwide WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association®, The Wireless Foundation(TM), The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Syniverse announced today that on December 31, 2012, the Wireless AMBER Alerts(TM) program will end...

2012-12-11 12:30:44

Grant to support training for law enforcement who work on cases involving missing or exploited children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), today announced it has received $130,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc. Through the grant, NCMEC's Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement...

2012-11-28 08:35:12

LORTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of innovative forensic DNA services, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) announced today their partnership to help the families of missing and unidentified children. Bode will provide pro bono forensic DNA analysis to law enforcement agencies working with NCMEC on missing and unidentified child cases. Local jurisdictions may not have easy access to the...

2012-09-11 10:27:50

New Content Featured on www.NSTeens.org Teaches Online Safety to Kids Ages 8 to 12 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that their free Internet-safety site, www.NSTeens.org, has been expanded to help tweens (8-12 year olds) start the school year right. The new content available today includes: "Stop That Post...Again!" is a game where players race to stop...

2012-06-15 06:23:10

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that Ernie Allen is retiring as President and CEO after having been involved with the organization for more than 28 years. Allen, 66, served as the organization's first chairman when it was created in 1984. He has served as President and CEO for more than 23 years. During his tenure, Allen built NCMEC into one of America's most trusted, respected...