- -The Argument for Children Fighting Back to Avoid Abduction (Time.com)
"Because even the most well-intentioned laws and the most protective parents have limits, Smart and other advocates are placing more focus on what kids can do themselves. But unlike the fear-mongering, 'stranger danger' campaigns of the 1980s — which told kids not to talk to strangers but did little else to help them learn how to escape potentially harmful situations — the focus now is on teaching kids to fight back. 'Twenty years ago we would have told kids to do what the [abductor] says and wait for someone to come help you,' says Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). 'We now say fight, scream, kick, bite, use whatever tools you have to attract attention to yourself.' " 06-12
- Abductions and Missing Children - Amber Alert Spreads (FoxNews - Porteus)
"But some people say states -- who generally oppose the federal government telling them what to do -- shouldn’t need a national mandate telling them to set up an Amber alert, especially given its recent success rate." 8-02
- Missing and Exploited Children Database
Provides information by state and city.
- White Young Females Get Coverage - Others Do Not (MSNBC News)
"The special attention afforded missing white women can be especially galling for families of other descriptions because missing adults already start out at a disadvantage." 7-04