LostNMissing Inc, 26 Noyes Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053 Phone: 603.548.6548.
Welcome and please feel free to scroll through topics of safety that we feel are important!
Many informative videos and links to other nonprofits whose goals are also to help keep you safe!
DOES A MONSTER LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR WHERE YOUR CHILDREN PLAY?
Click the blue monster to find out!!
Print school pledge for your children!
Animated video that describes the fact that you never know who you are talking to online –
a cute 14 year old boy may be anything but that. Do you really know who your talking to online?
WiredSafety.org’s and Parry Aftab’s animation series helps teach young people that the person on the other side…
Learn to protect yourself online. Don’t be dumb about it, a lot of creepy people out there..
(great commercial for safety site!)
Make sure your children are NOT playing with “Boyfriend Maker” !
article by venturebeat.com
Whether at work, at school or in any public location…should a shooter enter the premises RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!
THIS IS A MUST WATCH!!
Parents and Grandparents: Be sure this video is watched by your teens and children!
Extremely important and in a way a child can understand!
Bystanders walk on by while 7 year old is abducted.
This was a test undercover video to see how adults would react when witnessing an abduction. The results are shocking
Message from LostNMissing:
Teaching children to scream “You’re not my dad!”…is not always the wise thing nowadays. Bystanders may think it’s a step parent and the child is unruly.
Teach your children to yell the truth…“He’s KIDNAPPING ME, HELP ME!”
OFFICE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
FREE FOR FAMILIES: 54 page PDF Booklet on NETCETERA-Chatting with kids about being online. Click here for Booklet!
This is a very important video to watch. PLEASE talk with your children about the importance of “sexting.”
Talk to them about “sexting”, (sending provocative or nude photos via text message with cell phone or webcameras.)
Also talk with them about not showing their developing bodies to others on webcams…no matter if it is “their boyfriend or girlfriend.”
Make a rule. Those under the age of 16 should not have a webcam on their computers unless it is in the middle of the family room where others are present. I understand many like webcams as parents or loved ones may live a distance and it is a great way to communicate live…but please, not in the privacy of their bedrooms.
YOU as a parent have this control to PREVENT a very COMMON practice that children and teens are doing. ANY child / teen can get caught up in this. Talk with your children.
This beautiful child, Amanda Todd, is presenting a very important story of her own experiences and life that all parents, preteens and teens should watch. Amanda endured every situation that parents are warned about. From”sexting online via a webcam in a private message to having her peers bully her. She switched schools numerous times. She suffered from major depression, anxiety and tried to commit suicide. The man she met online stalked her and continued to show a video of her breasts that she showed him. Everywhere she went and settled into a new school…that video would show up. Kids teased her and bullied her. She started drinking, drugs and even cutting herself…until she could take it no more. She made this video. She is not talking, but flashing her story for all to read. This time, she succeeded and committed suicide.
Sexting , Texting and your PreTeen and Teenager:
Did you know that under the age of 18 should your child send a nude photo of themselves that is breaking the law? The child pornography laws come into play.
Did you know that MANY preteens and teens send photos of themselves whether semi nude or entirely nude as a common practice among teens?
What seems like an innocent, flirtatious teenage gesture — sending an explicit picture of yourself to a boyfriend — could land you in way more trouble than you imagine.
Hear the story of Phillip Alpert, who sent out sexually explicit pictures of his underage girlfriend when he was an 18-year-old, which led to his arrest on child-pornography charges.
If you or someone you know is a victim of digital abuse, get help now.
Read this story of a young girl who sent a photo to her new boyfriend: A Girls Nude Photo and Altered Lives
CHECK YOUR STATE LAWS/LEGISLATION FOR SEXTING: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/telecom/sexting-legislation-2011.aspx
REMEMBER: Sending photos via a cell phone can put your child in danger from a stalker or potential child molester, as well...LostNMissing, Inc
Article by the FBI: Sexting
Juvenile sexting is increasing in frequency.1 A recent study found that 20 percent of teenagers (22 percent of girls and 18 percent of boys) sent naked or seminude images of themselves or posted them online.2 Another survey indicated that nearly one in six teens between the ages of 12 and 17 who own cell phones have received naked or nearly nude pictures via text message from someone they know.3
Many disturbing examples of such behavior exist. For instance, two 15-year-olds, a male and a female, were sentenced in juvenile court for possessing and sending nude photos on their cell phones; the girl sent a picture of herself to the boy, and another image allegedly was taken on his camera.4 A 15-year-old boy received 12 months of probation for forwarding a picture of his private parts to a 13-year-old girl’s cell phone….CLICK TO READ MORE
Advice for Young People
Think about the consequences of taking, sending, or forwarding a sexual picture of yourself or someone else underage. You could get kicked off of sports teams, face humiliation, lose educational opportunities, and even get in trouble with the law.
Never take images of yourself that you wouldn’t want everyone—your classmates, your teachers, your family, or your employers—to see.
Before hitting send, remember that you cannot control where this image may travel. What you send to a boyfriend or girlfriend easily could end up with their friends, and their friends, and their friends.
If you forward a sexual picture of someone underage, you are as responsible for this image as the original sender. You could face child pornography charges, go to jail, and have to register as a sex offender.
Report any nude pictures you receive on your cell phone to an adult you trust. Do not delete the message. Instead, get your parents or guardians, teachers, and school counselors involved immediately.
Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Tips to Prevent Sexting; http://ncmec.vo.llnwd.net/o15/downloads/special/Sexting_Prevention.pdf (accessed July 6, 2009).
Animated video that describes the fact that you never know who you are talking to online – a cute 14 year old boy may be anything but that.
CHECK YOUR DATE, BEFORE YOU MATE!
Did you know…a simple inexpensive background check is available for anyone?
Did you know…a simple inexpensive background check is available for anyone?
Intelius is offering Date Check, a new sort of free App for your iPhone, Android, or (soon) BlackBerry. Using just an email address or phone number, Date Check lets you search for someone’s criminal record, investigate their living situation, scan through their social networking, and browse other public information.
CLICK HERE: Free date check by Intelius from your mobile phone!
We, at LostNMissing, have noticed a rise in children being harmed, molested or killed by live-in boyfriends that mothers are choosing! This is shocking. Did you know…
* 1 of 5 girls and 1 of 6 boys will be molested before their 18th birthday.
* 90% of all sexual assaults against children are committed by someone whom the victim knew.
* The typical sexual predator will assault 117 times before being caught.
* The re-arrest rate for convicted child molesters is 52%.
Today’s dating scene is tough to navigate, which is why Intelius developed Date Check, a free mobile app that deciphers fact from fiction in the palm of your hand. Simply enter a name, phone number or email address and instantly get accurate and comprehensive results. With features like Sleaze Detector, Compatibility, $$$, Interests and Living Situation, you can be in the know on the go. “Look up before you hook up.”
SAFETY IS NOT JUST ABOUT CHILDREN!
“FRIENDS DON’T LEAVE FRIENDS ALONE”
LostNMissing Inc is promoting an awareness campaign across the country from 2013 – 2015. “Friends Don’t Let Friends Leave Alone” is an important message to help safeguard that YOUR friends will make it home safely. Our Organization assists families of missing and it is far too often those missing may have been saved had they not left an establishment on their own. It is no longer safe to tell your friends you are leaving early and taking a taxi home. This is not to have anyone feel guilty that they didn’t accompany one whose life was lost from leaving alone…but to promote the awareness and educate our young adults on the importance to always be tandem. Be wise..be smart. If a friend is drinking too much we all know not to ride with them…but take that extra step and dont allow them to leave alone…take their keys. When a group outing and one decides they want to “cut out” early? Be the friend that says “Give me a second and I will leave with you.” Anything can happen. Should you need to leave early….ask one of your friends to depart with you. Please help us spread this message by having this posted in every public drinking establishment. Let’s save lives! CLICK HERE