Trinity Mount Ministries

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Tips For Posting And Sharing Missing Children Information

By Brett Fletcher -

My main means for gathering current information on missing children includes, but not limited to:

1. Facebook, due to the many missing children advocates and organizations.

2. Twitter is another resource with valuable information concerning missing children and child safety concerns and warnings.

3. Doing Google searches for current news articles concerning active missing children cases.

4. Listening to current news reports on network news stations and news from the radio.

These sources for finding and sharing missing children information are positive uses of the internet and the social media sites. Technology is a neutral means of communications throughout the world. It's up to the user whether or not it hurts or helps children.

For making sure cases and sources of information are current (we all make mistakes), several suggestions are offered:

1. When using news articles check for current dates. Many times, as helpful as news outlets are when searching,  posting and sharing missing children information, an article can be outdated by hours, days, months or even years.

2. Always attempt to cross-check information with the above-mentioned sources - missing children advocates and organizations, other news reports and, of course, information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

3. Also, you can check with Facebook users about missing children information: by posting, messaging and / or chat groups. This is an excellent way to check if your information is current, because of it's timeline and real-time functions.

4. It is also helpful to post current information on fugitives and criminals who are known for harming children. Take every post seriously concerning child safety and possible child abuse prevention.

Also, be sure to report any activity, online or in person, (such as child pornography and suspicious people who could be in the process of grooming a child in chatrooms or social media sites) to the CyberTipline, a function of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

You can also call 911 if the child's well-being is  in immediate danger or in question. Local police departments can be called concerning possible child abuse information in their jurisdictions.

These are just a few tips that I wanted to present concerning the sharing of missing children and child safety.

On behalf of Trinity Mount Ministries, we thank all child advocates, organizations and concerned individuals - who share information about missing children and child exploitation.

Together, we can make this world a safer place for our children.

Brett Fletcher, Founder of Trinity Mount Ministries, M.H.R.S. MS.Psy The.G

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