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2011-04-25 09:49:00

Children's Actions Result in Escape From 83 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, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, thousands of communities across the country will hold events as a part of the fifth annual Take 25 national child safety campaign. The effort was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to encourage...

2011-01-04 09:37:00

The CyberTipline Serves as the Nation's 911 Reporting Mechanism For Sex Crimes Involving Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CyberTipline, the nation's reporting mechanism for suspected sexual exploitation of children, will receive its one millionth report this week. The CyberTipline is operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which processes the reports of suspected sex crimes against children, some as young as two...

2010-08-27 12:02:00

Five Years Ago 5,192 Children Were Separated from Their Parents in the Midst of What Became the Largest Natural Disaster in U.S. History ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five Years ago there were 5,192 children who became separated from their families in the midst of what was perhaps the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) set up a Katrina Missing Persons...

2010-08-18 09:13:00

Actor Tim Kang from CBS' 'The Mentalist' Heads Campaign to Help Parents Keep Their Children Safe ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18 /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 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) of attempted abductions during the past five years found that children are at most risk when going to and from school or...

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...

2010-04-19 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...

2009-08-20 13:08:00

LOUISVILLE, Ken., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-year collaboration between Appriss Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has generated leads that helped to locate non-compliant sex offenders, child abductors, and missing children who have reached the age of 18. Since 2004, Appriss has provided NCMEC unlimited access to JusticeXchange and OffenderNet, its technology solutions that are designed to help criminal justice agencies locate suspects, generate...

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...

2008-08-21 09:00:24

NSTeens.org, an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Sprint (NYSE:S), is now offering online materials in Spanish to help raise safety awareness in Hispanic communities. Created by experts at NCMEC's NetSmartz Workshop, the resource educates today's tech-savvy generation about the potential risks they may encounter while growing up on the Internet and the importance of modeling safer behavior online. Now entering its second year,...