Safety, Prevention, Education & Advice

Deciding to let your child stay home alone

How do you decide when your youngsters are ready to stay home alone? There is no test that will accurately determine a child's readiness for this responsibility. As a parent, you must carefully weigh all factors when considering your offspring's…

Good Guy Bad Guy: To Close for Comfort?

Children as Preferred Sexual Objects Identifying Pedophiles Sexual exploitation is used to describe the sexual victimization of children, involving child pornography, child sex rings, and child prostitution. While offenders utilizing the services of a child prostitute may be either Situational…

11 myths about prostitution

11myths

Case histories for this study were selected from a sample of interviews of former prostitutes who began prostituting as juveniles and who were involved in two outreach programs, Paul & Lisa, Inc., and WHISPER. Both programs work primarily with female…

Expose a child pornographer

Visit www.missingkids.com You can help end child pornography activities. Investigations of trafficking of child pornography on the internet can be reported quickly and easily. If you suspect someone is involved in child pornography over the internet, call and provide the…

Don’t despair if teens won’t talk

Most teens don't talk to parents. The intimacies of their lives they share with friends. If you ask   teenagers about school they say, "Fine." If you ask about friends, teachers or activities, you get the same pat answer. Usually our…

Just out of reach

Tom waited for over two hours to pick up his daughter Libby from a scheduled visit with her mother. He finally made a phone call, hoping to discover what was causing the delay, and found that Rachel, his ex-wife, unexpectedly…

Missing Persons Statistics 2001

In 2001, 840,279 missing persons (adults and children) were reported to the police and entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). This represents the smallest number of missing persons reports since 1992 (801,358). The FBI estimates that 85-90%…