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Help Find Missing Children Using Your Computer Screen

9/26/2007:   The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has come up with a new tool for finding kids. The Missing Kid Saver is a screensaver that displays images of missing children from the region in which the computer user lives. The images and information are pulled from NCMEC's database and displayed in real time.

"Almost everybody knows that in the idle mode, their computers display a nice picture--swimming fish or others. Now everyone can put all that wasted computer power to work for a noble cause helping get the word out faster and to a wider arena," says Rona Koning, Vice President of Global Software Applications, which developed the software for NCMEC.

Missing Kid Saver is an opt-in service and can be downloaded free.

Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. One in six of the children featured in NCMEC's photo distribution are recovered as a direct result of the photos.

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