Host: How can parents contact NCMEC and what are some other resources they can use?
Nancy McBride: Well, we have talked a lot about child safety today and I want to give you the parents or guardians, the more information about how you can download child safety tips, ways you can talk to your kids. The National Center s website is www.
com. We also have resources for internet safety at NetSmart, netsmartz.
org, resources for kids and teens and parents and guardians, interactive activities where they can learn more about staying safer online and in the real world and where parents and guardians can get the tools they need to discuss these issues with their kids.
We have got a new resource at the National Center called NetSmartz411.
org and this is a place where parents and guardians or people in the community can ask questions to our experts and get the answers to those questions. So, if there is an issue that you have been pondering about online safety or things your kids can do on the internet, you can pose that question and get a response to it and this is great for parents or guardians who are looking for the information and may not have been able to find it somewhere else. There is one other website, I want to mention, it is called take25.
org and this is a website with tips and information for parents and guardians to take 25 minutes or so to really sit down with their kids, talk about child safety, it gives you ideas on how to do that, ways you can practice safety skills with your kids.
So, there is a wealth of information at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It is all available free of charge and we really encourage you to visit these websites, take a look, find out what works for you and then take the time to really sit down with your kids and go over this important information.