Child abduction prevention starts with knowing the statistics on child abduction. The United States Justice Department revealed some unsettling facts: an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing every year in the United States. That amounts to roughly 2,200 each day. Fortunately, the vast majority of children are located quickly.
May 25, 2011 was National Missing Children’s Day. The day serves to remember the children that are still missing, and in their honor, stress the importance of making child protection a national priority. Law enforcement officers from across Central Florida gathered in downtown Orlando on Wednesday to promote the campaign called “Take 25.” The campaign encourages parents to spend 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety from abductions. Listed below, are a few of the 25 safety tips that officials distributed to parents at the event. To view the complete list, see Law enforcement leaders gather to promote child safety campaign.
* Teach your children their full names, address, and home telephone number.