Children can be abducted by strangers or people they know; enforcing the concept of protecting themselves from kidnapping still remains the parents’ responsibility.
London, UK (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
The Child Rescue Network published its 2014 annual report that states that in the United States alone a child is reported missing every 41 seconds. This averages out to about 2100 children reported missing every single day. This is a tragic and startling number that prompted NoBullying to explore the various reasons children and teens are reported missing, including abduction, in an article put in the spotlight today.
The article reports the three major reasons why children are considered abducted. Children either mis-communicate about their whereabouts with parents, children who are runaways and children who are thrown out, kicked out or left out on the street without means to fend for themselves.
The combined number of 1800 children reported missing daily that are not a product of kidnapping or abduction can be made less with proper communication between parents and children and with community support for runaways and thrownaways. By changing these two simple thoughts police and other emergency responders can be freed to put more effort and time into children and teens that are abducted or kidnapped in the United States. Parents can institute a "call in policy" with their children requiring them to check in every so many hours or when plans change to prevent miscommunications and false reports of missing children.
There is a difference between kidnapping and abduction. Most people are unaware of the difference and use the terms interchangeably. This is not correct and can cause some confusion with law enforcement as to what their plan of action should be wasting time and man power.
The definition of kidnapping is: “a child or other person is detained and taken some distance away from the site of abduction held for ransom, or are taken by a stranger in order to be raised as their own child.” The definition of Abduction is “The unlawful taking of a minor from the control of their parents or guardians for the purpose of marriage or sexual intercourse.”
From the Amber Alert to children being lured outside their homes by chatting with strangers online, the media seems to put a spot on protecting children from all sorts of dangers. While governments seem to be focused on enforcing child protecting laws and policies, it is still up to parents to protect their children by talking things out at any cost all the time.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, says, “children can be abducted by strangers or people they know; enforcing the concept of protecting themselves from kidnapping still remains the parents’ responsibility.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of neglecting online safety and photos safety. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
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He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.