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Parents, guardians, and adults who care for children face constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer in today’s fast-paced world. For decades, children were taught to stay away from “strangers.” But this concept is difficult for children to grasp and often the perpetrator is someone the child knows. It is more beneficial to help build children’s confidence and teach them to respond to a potentially dangerous situation, rather than teaching them to look out for a particular type of person.
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- Tips to Help Keep Your Children Safer
- Abduction and Kidnapping Prevention Tips
- Child Identification: What Parents/Guardians Should Know
The Internet offers an array of entertainment and educational resources for children but also presents some risks. Approximately one in seven youths (10 to 17 years) experience a sexual solicitation or approach while online.1
The Friends of the Missing Child Center – Hawaii is committed to helping all audiences — from kids to parents and guardians to law-enforcement officers and educators — learn the aspects of Internet safety.
You can’t watch kids every minute, but you can use strategies to help them benefit from the Internet and avoid its risks.
We urge you to do one of the single most important things to promote safety — talk to kids about the rewards and risks of Internet use.
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- Internet Tips for Parents and Guardians
- Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet
- Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts
- Signs that Your Child May Be at Risk Online
Sexual Exploitation of Children
In 1996 the U.S. Congress established the Exploited Child Division within the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The Exploited Child Division serves as a resource center for the public, parents, law enforcement, and others about the issues surrounding the sexual exploitation of children.
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- Child Pornography
- Prostitution of Children
- Sex Tourism of Children
- Molestation of Children
- Signs of Sexual Exploitation in Children
- Guidelines for child victims of sexual exploitation
Natural Disasters: Is your family prepared?
The Friends of the Missing Child Center – Hawaii reminds families that it’s important to plan for your family’s safety. Families may become separated during the chaos of a natural disaster, especially when evacuation is required.
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