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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides services, resources and technical assistance to child victims of abduction and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them. To help prevent additional children and families from experiencing these difficult situations, the Take 25 campaign provides helpful information about these issues.

Staying informed is essential to having successful conversations with children about safety risks. Spend a few minutes today to learn about the issues and feel even more prepared to Take 25 tomorrow.

Real-World Risks

Many real-world risks exist, but thankfully, most children will not experience these risks in their life. However, all trusted adults who care for children should be informed about the possible risks in order to respond appropriately if a situation does occur. The risks addressed are missing children, family abductions, attempted abductions, runaways, and sexual exploitation. read more

Online Risks

Like the real-world risks, there are many that exist, but most children will never face these situations. But trusted adults have a responsibility to guide all children on how to make safer and more responsible decisions online. The risks addressed are online sexual solicitation and exposure to inappropriate content. read more