Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone’s son or daughter goes missing, but only a fraction of those children are eligible to have a traditional Amber Alert issued for them because the circumstances for their disappearance do not lead officials to believe they are in life-threatening danger among other criteria. A new technology has been developed, however, that allows parents to send out their own alert anytime their child goes missing.
The technology is called SecuraChild. It is an internet service that is free to use where parents can create an account, save profiles on each of their children that they can print out for police with details that can be hard to recall under stress like height, weight, etc. And, parents can also log in and submit a missing child notice that is broadcast over Facebook, Twitter and the SecuraChild network (members of the network receive a text and email missing child alert message) notifying hundreds of potential searchers that the child is missing in mere seconds.
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