[Pause: (pôz) v. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave. To hesitate; delay.]
Preventing Abductions Using Safety and Effort
Striving to make the term "Missing Children" a thing of the past
According to statistics reported on the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) website,
797,500 children younger than 18 years old were reported missing in a one-year period.
This is an average of 2,185 children disappearing
The number includes children who were victims of family and non-family abductions.
(Source: http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/documents/Statistics.pdf )
This website is designed to bring awareness and create a solution to the ever-growing dangers that are forced upon our innocent children in the world today.
Never let your child walk anywhere alone
Know where your child is and who he/she is with at all times
Keep track of sex offenders - KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS!
When a child goes missing, the only thing that matters is getting him or her back home safely. Abductions by either a parent or a predator can be equally dangerous. Both types have at times resulted in the death of a child.
What if we, as a race of caring human beings, worked together to put an end to abductions by using a little bit of safety and effort?
I have heard it said many times,
"Children should be allowed to play outside without the fear of something bad happening to them. I am not about to take their freedom away."
"I am not going to spend every free moment I have sitting outside watching over my children.They should not have to be constantly watched over because a predator might be lurking in the shadows."
True, our children should not have to "live in fear" while playing outside. I agree that they should be allowed to be kids and do kid things, but at what expense? The time has come that we, as parents and grandparents, friends, neighbors and human beings start protecting our own. It has to be us, because the predators ARE NOT GOING TO STOP! So we must do everything in our power to stop them.
It only takes a minute for a predator to grab your child and disappear.
When you think it's safe to run inside the house - just for a minute,
PAUSE...and think about it.
When you think it will be okay to run next door and leave your child to play - just for a minute,
PAUSE...and take your child with you.
When you think it is okay to allow your child to walk alone...
Pause...and walk with them.
Nothing that you have to do is more important than the safety of your child. One minute can change your life.