At the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) it is all about children and the issues that affect them. Today's world is filled with challenges for families.
Some familiar such as truancy and others like Internet safety that are new territory for everyone. For over 23 years COMEC has identified and instituted programs that help children and those who are charged with their care. Promoting the safety and protection of all children and connecting families is what our organization is all about.
Children who run away, children who are taken, children who are kicked out of their homes, or simply a child or parent who need help in facing the many obstacles that challenge them. We are here to support them and you.
According to the NCMEC, a recent study of 4,200 child abductions that occurred from 2005 until 2010 revealed the following: 38% of abductions occurred while child was walking home from school alone 37% of abductions occurred between 2:00pm-7:00pm 43% of victims were between the ages of 10-14 years of age 72% of victims were female 68% of abductions involved the use of a vehicle In only 16% of the attempted abductions did an adult step in and intercede. Most children that escape the attempted abduction did so through their own quick thinking/actions. With this information in mind, we need to consistently coach our children on avoidance/action skills. December, 2010. SOUTHAVEN, MS – Southaven police say a man … http://www.comec.org/for-parents/child-abductions/
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