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National Safety Director, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
NCMEC was established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children. Pursuant to its mission and its congressional mandates (see 42 U.S.C. §§ 5771 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. § 11606; 22 C.F.R. § 94.6),
The NCMEC serves as a clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children, operates a CyberTipline that the public may use to report Internet-related child sexual exploitation, provides technical assistance to individuals and law-enforcement agencies in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of cases involving missing and exploited children, assists the U.S. Department of State in certain cases of international child abduction in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, offers training programs to law-enforcement and social-service professionals, distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children worldwide, coordinates child-protection efforts with the private sector, networks with nonprofit service providers and state clearinghouses about missing-persons cases and provides information about effective state legislation to help ensure the protection of children.
Child Safety on Airplanes
Nancy McBride with the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children discusses what kids need to know when they are flying unaccompanied and what parents and guardians can do to help safeguard that trip.
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Nancy McBride: My name is Nancy McBride, I have worked for the National Center for Missing & Exploited children. Today we are going to talk about what kids need to know when they are flying unaccompanied and what parents and guardians can do to help safeguard that trip. I will give you some tools and resources that you can use and discuss it with your and before we do that, think just a minute about what you were taught when you were a child.
Do those same safety messages work today and are these things that we should be teaching our kids that are more updated, that are more effective? I have been with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children since 1990, I have been in this field for over 20 years and I have written a numbers of publications and articles on this subject and many others. So, let us get started, let us talk about some of the rules are, if your child needs to fly unaccompanied.