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2013-08-06 12:30:54

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In new videos and a game launched today on www.NSTeens.org, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Sprint (NYSE:S) are challenging tweens (8-12 year olds) to think about the choices they're making online. The new content added to the free Internet-safety site tackles issues like cyberbullying and online enticement. Its goal is to empower kids to be safer and smarter online. "Recent studies have found...

2012-06-27 06:23:21

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is pleased to announce that Patty Wetterling has been elected chair of its Board of Directors. Wetterling takes over for John Ryan who has been appointed chief executive officer of NCMEC. "It is with highest regard that I turn over the title of chair of the Board of Directors to Patty Wetterling," said CEO John Ryan. "I know that her experience and knowledge will...

2012-05-22 02:34:31

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GreatCall, Inc., a leader in wireless services that enables its customers to stay connected, safe and healthy, today announced its commitment to help improve child safety through their support of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). As part of a new partnership, GreatCall will donate $1 to NCMEC for each 5Star Urgent Response device sold. This announcement comes in time for National Missing Children's Day,...

2012-04-25 06:22:25

Children's Actions Result in Escape from 81 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, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, thousands of communities across the country will hold events as a part of the sixth annual Take 25 national child safety campaign. The effort was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to encourage...

2012-03-05 09:13:00

Best Known for Playing California Investigator "Kimball Cho," Kang's Film Competition Will Address Real Life Crimes of Child Abduction and Sexually Abused Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new film project launched in January by actor Tim Kang is being praised by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) for the awareness it will bring to the issues of abducted and sexually abused children. Kang is best known for his role...

2012-02-08 09:13:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that John Rabun will be retiring from his position as executive vice president and chief operating officer after 28 years with the organization. He will be succeeded by Linda Krieg who will become vice president and chief operating officer of the organization in March. Rabun was the first employee of NCMEC and has been with the organization since it was...

2012-02-02 09:13:00

Latest $415,000 Donation from Sprint Project Connect Phone-Recycling Program Brings Five-Year Total to Approximately $1.8 Million ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:S) has been a longtime partner of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and provided support for the popular youth-focused Internet-safety website www.NSTeens.org. Sales generated from recycled wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards received...

2011-09-13 09:03:00

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., Sept. 13, 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, just in...

2011-09-06 09:13:00

CHILDREN AT GREATEST RISK WHEN GOING TO AND FROM SCHOOL OR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As parents prepare for the start of a new school year, teaching children how to be safe needs to be at the top of their list of things to do. An Analysis in 2010 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) of more than 4,000 attempted abductions during the previous five years found children are at risk when going to and...

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...