National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 8.32.59 PMEstablished in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. As part of its Congressional authorization, NCMEC has created a unique public and private partnership to build a coordinated, national response to the problem of missing and sexually exploited children, establish a missing children hotline, and serve as the national clearinghouse for information related to these issues.

NCMEC has agreed to partner with Kidpower for International Child Protection Month by lending its name to this initiative, including some resources through its website, and publishing an article by Kidpower founder and executive director, Irene van der Zande, on its Netsmartz blog: “3 Actions for Adult Leaders to Keep Kids Safer Online.”