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Resources For Families

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® knows children face risks every day. That is why NCMEC provides resources to families to help keep their children safer. NCMEC knows teaching children about safety works. Take a look at the resources below to learn more about how to keep your children safer.

If your child is missing
Learn what to do if your child is missing. NCMEC recommends you immediately call your local law enforcement agency and then call NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).

Child safety and prevention
NCMEC provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on abduction, exploitation and Internet safety.

NetSmartz® Workshop
Learn more about the Internet safety resources offered by the NetSmartz Workshop. These interactive educational resources help prepare children to be safe online.

Learn more about NetSmartz411, a website providing answers to questions about Internet safety, computers and the Web.

Child ID resources
Learn more about how to prepare a Child ID for your children in the event they are missing. One of the most important pieces of this kit is an up-to-date, good quality photo.

Victim and family support
Learn more about the support services NCMEC provides to victims and families coping with the traumatic experiences of abduction and sexual exploitation.

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