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Get Tips to Keep Kids Safe This Summer at StreetSentz.com

6/21/2006:   Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. With summer vacation around the corner and children outside enjoying the weather, parents and other caregivers need to practice more vigilance than usual to keep kids safe.

StreetSentz is a program created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and RadioShack to educate caregivers and their children about staying safe from abduction, violence, and exploitation. Through StreetSentz, RadioShack provides free Child ID Kits and has launched a nationwide campaign to sign up 1 million new Wireless AMBER Alerts subscribers in 2006.

The StreetSentz website also offers
  • safety tips, including Internet safety and NCMEC's steps to take when a child goes missing;
  • a calendar of child safety events around the country as part of the "It's Kids Time Xtreme" mall tour;
  • an interactive safety quiz from NCMEC;
  • an emergency contact list for family and friends;
  • current news from around the country on child safety; and
  • information on StreetSentz community grants for programs or projects conducted by local nonprofit organizations (grants focus on prevention of family violence or abuse, and child abduction).
"Prevention of child abduction and sexual exploitation starts with education and open conversations," says NCMEC President and CEO Ernie Allen. "The enhancements to StreetSentz.com make it an invaluable tool for parents and guardians who are looking for practical advice and the latest information on this issue."

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