"Protect Your Child from Kidnappers!"
By Dr. Kenneth Love
Thanks for reading our FREE report titled, "Protect Your Child from Kidnappers!" In this report, you will discover proactive steps that you can immediately take to maximize the safety and protection of your child.
I am Dr. Kenneth Love, the author of this report and the president of ICU Tek, a company that provides safety, defense, and surveillance resources.
I am also a former police officer, 2-time state prison correctional officer, former Army sergeant, former Boys & Girls Clubs of America Director, and the father of five daughters.
So, if you were to read no further than this point, you would readily understand my strong personal reasons for getting this report into the hands and before the eyes of as many parents, child caretakers, teachers, and anyone charged with the care of children as quickly as possible, particularly, with seeing what I have seen, and things that I have heard, based on the positions that I have held.
I also have another FREE report that you may also download at no charge titled "Saving Women's Lives" on the ICU Tek website. A link to this particular report is at the bottom of this page.
I believe that you will find these reports to be extremely informative and to contain information that you would be well advised to implement at your earliest opportunity.
And, upon conclusion of your reviewing either of them, I welcome your thoughts and opinions.
So, with my having said that, let's begin...
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 1.5 Million American Children are Kidnapped, Lost, or Missing Every Year? According to FBI statistics another child is missing every 40 seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Now, multiply all the children missing on a worldwide level each year! Needless to say, the number is nothing less than astronomical.
So, by the time you have completed reading this report, several more children will have been reported missing. Do you ever wish you could keep your child safe...really safe? Please review the following points to learn how to better protect your child.
1. Request that the U. S. State Department enter your child's name into their "passport name check system." This allows you to be notified should your child be abducted and a passport is ordered for the child. Reach the office at 202-647-4000. Web site: http://www.state.gov/
2. Obtain and maintain a Social Security number for your child as soon as possible. The Social Security Administration web site is at http://www.ssa.gov/.
3. Should your child become missing, request that a "Missing Person's" report be filed and posted instantly in the National Crime Information Center and Interpol computers. The NCIC's telephone number is (304) 625-2000 and its web site is located at http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fbi/is/ncic.htm.
Interpol's site: http://www.interpol.int/
4. Ignore any statements from local police that there is a "waiting period" before a missing person report can be filed and issued. This is prohibited by the "National Child Search Assistance Act" and you should insist that you be able to file a "local" report.
5. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can be contacted at 1-800-THE LOST or 703-235-3900. Its web site address is http://www.ncmec.org.
6. Contact your local or regional FBI office and state that, under the "1993 International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act," which ended the need to first file a state warrant, you wish to file a federal warrant.
7. Teach your child NEVER to approach a car for any reason unless you have given your permission, even if the driver looks lost or asks for help.
8. Teach your child NEVER to accept candy, gifts, or invitations without your permission.
9. Teach your child ALWAYS to get a parent's permission to leave the house, yard, or play area, or to go to someone else's home.
10. Arrange with a few neighbors, whom you know well and trust, to provide "safe havens" for each other's children in case of trouble.
11. Remember that children are often abducted by people they know, not just "strangers," and that teenagers as well as younger children can be vulnerable.
12. Teach your child to tell you or another trusted adult if anyone tries to touch him or her in an inappropriate way, asks personal questions, or otherwise makes him or her feel uneasy.
13. Warn your child about excuses kidnappers use to lure children, such as asking for directions, seeking help in finding a lost pet, or claiming there is a family emergency.
14. Make sure your child knows his or her complete name, address, phone number (including the area code) and school bus number, if applicable.
15. NEVER leave children alone in a car or stroller, not even for only a minute.
16. Always have a current photo of your child available and be able to provide current height, weight and other physical characteristics in the event he or she gets lost.
17. Monitor children's Internet activities and tell them never to give out personal information.
18. Make sure that child custody papers are in order, and that your child's school knows who is and who is not authorized to pick him or her up.
19. When you take your children to a public place, such as a mall or park, discuss what to do should you become separated.
20. If your children are old enough to stay home alone, make sure they keep the doors locked. Also, teach them to NEVER tell anyone who knocks or calls that they are alone.
21. In the unlikely event that someone should try to take your child against his/her will, tell your child to make a scene, to scream and carry on, and to leave a trail of scattered books and belongings.
22. Encourage your children to buddy-up. It is important for children to be accompanied, particularly in more vulnerable situations, such as walking to and from school, at a park, or in a store.
23. Caution your children to never enter unknown cars, abandoned buildings or unknown houses.
24. Before school starts, establish who will pick the child up from school in an emergency, and let the child and the school know who that person is. Discuss with the child what he can do if anyone else ever attempts to pick him up.
25. Give your child a school routine: how to walk to school, where to catch the bus, who will wait with them. If your child walks to school, talk to them about which homes or stores along the way are open, in case they need a safe haven. Make arrangements with these individuals ahead of time as an emergency strategy.
26. Avoid dressing your child in clothes or accessories bearing the child's name. Someone intent upon abducting a child can use the name as a friendly come-on.
27. If your child carries house keys to school, make sure the keys are not visible to others. Keys are a certain sign of a child going to an empty house. Instead, pin the key inside a pocket, tie it inside a belt, or put the key on a chain tucked inside the clothing. Have a plan should keys get lost.
28. Teach your child how to call home, both locally and long distance. Children are old enough to know their own phone number by age three. Remind children that if they become confused, they can contact the operator and ask for their assistance. Also, make sure that your child knows his/her name, street address, city and state.
Note: Parents! Don't slack on doing all you can to protect your child in today's extremely dangerous world, while thinking that it can't happen to you...that this only happens to other people. After all, just think about it...you too are "other people" to someone else!
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