Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SecuraChild: Help Find Missing Children Through Social Media

I'm one of those parents who is paranoid of almost everything.  My biggest fear has always been losing my child and I go out of my way to watch them like a hawk!  I can't even begin to imagine how I would cope if my children were to go missing.

Already today 1300 precious children have gone missing.  Those stats make me sick to my stomach and break my heart.

Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone’s son or daughter goes missing, but only a fraction of those children are eligible to have a traditional Amber Alert issued for them because the circumstances for their disappearance do not lead officials to believe they are in life-threatening danger among other criteria. 

A new technology has been developed, however, that allows parents to send out their own alert anytime their child goes missing.  The technology is called SecuraChild

SecuraChild is an internet service that is free to use where parents can create an account, save profiles on each of their children that they can print out for police with details that can be hard to recall under stress like height, weight, etc. And, parents can also log in and submit a missing child notice that is broadcast over Facebook, Twitter and the SecuraChild network (members of the network receive a text and email missing child alert message) notifying hundreds of potential searchers that the child is missing in mere seconds.

Signing up is FREE and could be your most valuable investment ever!  My only hope would be that as a parent we would never have to use this service but it's comforting knowing that it's readily available.

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