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Real World Safety

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on child abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety skills for a variety of other situations from staying home alone to knowing procedure in the case of an emergency.

KidSmartz Personal Safety Program
KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. This program offers resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers protect kids by teaching and practicing the 4 Rules of Personal Safety using tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles, music, videos, and more.

Safety Scenarios

Safe To Compete: Protecting Child Athletes from Sexual Abuse
The Safe to Compete program provides access to resources and best practices that help youth-sports organizations and the families of child athletes protect their children from sexual abuse.

Be Here for Kids
This campaign encourages families and communities to Be Here for Kids to help ensure every child has the safe childhood they deserve.

Child ID
NCMEC recommends that families have a Child ID kit prepared for each child in the event he or she is missing. One of the most important pieces of this kit is an up-to-date, good quality photo.

Infant abductions
Provides information concerning national statistics and technical assistance and training resources offered by NCMEC for healthcare and security personnel.

Natural disaster and national emergency preparedness
Safety tips for families in the event of a natural disaster or national emergency.

Child safety and prevention publications
A list of NCMEC's publications regarding child safety and prevention.

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