Justice Network's John Walsh Streamlines Back-to-School Safety

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Safety Tips Every Parent & Child Should Know

John Walsh; courtesy Justice Network

The Justice Network and NCMEC are working hard to keep children safe and every parent and child can do their part by following these simple safety steps

John Walsh, spokesperson and on-air talent for the Justice Network, is giving parents peace of mind and kids a boost of confidence with six back-to-school safety tips courtesy of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The Justice Network (http://www.justicenetworktv.com/) is a 24/7 broadcast television network that entertains and informs its viewers with gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer through its unprecedented public service commitment.

Working in partnership with Crime Stoppers USA, NCMEC, US Marshals Service, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies, the Justice Network dedicates 90 seconds to public service every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This includes spots for most wanted fugitives, missing children, and safety tips.

Since the launch in January, 19 missing children featured on air have been recovered and 31 most-wanted fugitives featured on air have been apprehended.

According to NCMEC’s analysis of more than 10,000 abduction attempts, the majority of child abductions occur when the child is traveling to or from school between 2 pm and 7 pm.

“Going back to school can be both exciting and stressful. It’s also a time to be vigilant, with the majority of child abductions taking place to and from school or a school-related activity. The Justice Network and NCMEC are working hard to keep children safe and every parent and child can do their part by following these simple safety steps,” said Walsh.

1.    Walk or drive the route to and from school with children, pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they need help.
2.    Remind children not to play alone outside, to take a friend whenever they walk or bike to school and to stay with a group when going on outings.
3.    Caution children never to accept a ride from anyone unless you have told them it is OK to do so in each instance.
4.    Teach children to check in with you if there is a change of plans.
5.    Establish a central, easy-to-locate spot during family outings to meet should you get separated.
6.    Teach children how to locate help in public places. Identify people they can ask for help such as uniformed law enforcement/security guards and store clerks with nametags.

Justice Network Programming
Justice Network programming includes series such as, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, I, Detective, LA Forensics, Missing Persons Unit, Murder by the Book, Parco P.I., Alaska State Troopers, Extreme Evidence, North Mission Road, Haunting Evidence, Over the Limit and Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege and Justice.

About Justice Network
Justice Network is dedicated to providing a first-of-its-kind public service initiative by capturing fugitives, finding missing children and providing safety tips for its viewers. Proud to be the only multicast network with a public service commitment to making communities safer, the Justice Network recognizes crime affects all viewers. For more information, please visit http://www.justicenetworktv.com/.

About NCMEC
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 211,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since the tip line launched in 1998, more than 5.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and since the NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program was created in 2002 more than 147 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed and analyzed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCME visit missingkids.org. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and Instagram and like NCMEC on Facebook.

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For press release, downloadable high resolution images and embeddable sizzle reel, please visit http://www.justicenetworktv.com/media/electronic-press-kit. Follow Justice Network on Twitter at @JusticeNetTV and Like on Facebook at JusticeNetworkTV.

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