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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Missing and Exploited Children Site! These are the top ten articles that your Missing and Exploited Children Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Missing Children by State
Do you know what children are missing from your state. Provided are direct links to the NCMEC and each of the 50 states and the current missing children posted at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
2. Are You a Missing or Abducted Child?
Steve Carter recently discovered he was Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes an infant reported missing in 1977 after his biological mother Charlotte Moriarty walked away with him. His search sparked by a CNN story about Carlina White discovered she was abducted as an infant in 1987 from a Harlem hospital.
3. The Matthew Cecchi Public Safety Act
Family restrooms, or unisex restrooms, not only assist parents with small children in providing a safe environment during times of travel and outings, they also provide disabled families a way to assist an opposite sexed family member who may be unable to toilet completely independently.
4. Dangers of GPS Systems
GPS systems almost all have a home button, which gives step-by-step directions to home. Now imagine your GPS in the hands of thieves who hit the home button, only this time thieves got step-to-step directions to your unattended home. Have you considered how this feature can endanger your family?
5. Distracted Parenting the Dangers of Technology
Technology is wonderful and portable with the advancements in smart phones we can take it anywhere. Yet, technology is also extremely distracting and it is putting our children's lives at risk. Learn how to make safe choices in the age of technology.
6. Texting and Driving
Distracted teen drivers pose a danger to anyone on the road and last year the UK made a real-life video showing the VERY real dangers of Texting while Driving. Should your teen see the video?
7. Dangers Lurking in Your Child's Closet
Initially it sounds like a wonderful idea, a child's backpack with the child’s name printed boldly on the outside of the backpack. Yet, if you do put your child's name on his or her backpack, you maybe placing your child into the hands of danger.
8. The Predator Drugs, Rohypnol, GBH, and Ketamine
Many substances can render one incapable of resisting a sexual assault, including drugs like marijuana, ecstasy, alcohol, and even over the counter sleep and allergy medicines like Benadryl. Yet, even more powerful, are drugs known as date rape drugs.
9. Human Trafficking in America
When you think of human trafficking what comes to mind…a poor underdeveloped third world country? You may be surprised to learn that America is the number one country for human trafficking. Learn how you can help stop modern slavery.
10. Documenting Physical Changes in Photographs
It is hard to locate a child if you do not know what the child looks like. A photograph is priceless when a child is separated or lost and may be the key that helps someone find your child. Photos should be current. They should also show the face and head clearly.
Be sure to visit the Missing and Exploited Children Archives for all the articles!
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