May 25 has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. The Take 25 campaign will help parents and others teach children to be alert to potential threats and provide simple preventative steps that children can take to stay safe.
In honor of Take 25, you can have your children fingerprinted for FREE by Bryan Police Department during the Bryan Public Library’s animal day on June 11 from 10am to 12pm. The Bryan Police Department will also provide you with DNA kits for your peace of mind.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) launched the campaign in 2007 to encourage families to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety and abduction prevention.
Many real-world risks exist, but thankfully, most children will not experience these risks in their life. However, all trusted adults who care for children should be informed about the possible risks in order to respond appropriately if a situation does occur. Potential risks include missing children, family abductions, attempted abductions, runaways, sexual exploitation and online risks.