The publisher of this website wants to remind you that there are missing children. It is easy to say the words, "missing children", as long as it is not YOUR child or a child of a family member or close friend. For just a moment close your eyes and briefly experience a tiny fraction of the fear, anguish and PANIC! the loved ones of missing and exploited children live with every day. Say the words, "Missing Child", with your eyes closed, imagining as best you can that the child is your child or a family member's or close friend's child. Hopefully doing so will create in you an appropriate sense of urgency!
The website of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® http://www.missingkids.com/KeyFacts states:
"According to the FBI, in 2015 there were 460,699 NCIC entries for missing children.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® assists law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them with cases of missing and exploited children. NCMEC serves as the national clearinghouse for information about missing and exploited children.
During the last 31 years, NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), has received more than 4.2 million calls. NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 222,000 missing children and facilitated training for more than 322,000 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice and healthcare professionals. NCMEC’s Team HOPE volunteers have provided resources and emotional support to more than 56,000 families of missing and exploited children."
YOU CAN HELP!
Learn what to do:
- if your child is missing,
- To report a child missing or if you believe you have seen a missing child
- If you have information about suspected child sexual exploitation, including the exploitation of children by the possession, manufacture, distribution or receipt of child pornography
To donate to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® to help find missing children and fund their critical outreach and prevention programs visit