More than 460,000 children go missing every year in the U.S., plus many more around the world. Facebook wants to leverage […]
More than 460,000 children go missing every year in the U.S., plus many more around the world. Facebook wants to leverage its expansive network to help get more children back home.
The AMBER Alert system has helped families and authorities successfully recover about 868 missing children.
Facebook released a new video explaining how its AMBER Alerts feature, which first launched in the U.S. in 2015, can help amplify the right information about missing children to the right people at the right time.
The tool is now available in 12 countries: the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, South Korea, the UK, Greece, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico, Malta, Jamaica and Luxembourg.
The alert includes a photo of the missing child, a description, the location of the abduction, and any other pertinent, available information.
Users can share the alert with friends to spread awareness. Facebook urges people who see the missing child or have relevant information to immediately call 911 or another number listed in the alert, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or local police.