Facebook and Amber Alerts Join Forces

Facebook declared that it is working together with authorities to assist in locating the missing children. People can currently locate Amber Alerts on the admired networking location.

With a simple click of the mouse, or update on your phone, you be able to assist locate a missing child.  Colleen Nick of the Morgan Nick Foundation said that, “Being competent to right away obtain those alerts on your phone, on your computer, wherever you are at, means that a child can arrive home alive.”

Daughter of Colleen Nick, Morgan, went lost back in 1995 at a small league ball game in Alma. Over a decade afterward, she is still lost. “If we would have a source similar to the Amber Alert when Morgan was missing, that could have incredibly greatly impacted her case. We perhaps would have extremely probable discovered her immediately,” Nick said.

Facebook and Amber Alerts(photo credit: swo.ctv.ca)

Facebook consumers in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands be able to all sign up to get the alerts. You can choose which states will send you alerts. “What we’re striving to perform is to utilize the types of devices and the types of tools that people are utilizing throughout the world,” Ernie Allen, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said.

2,000 children are reported lost each day in the United States, and each second counts, Nick says. “When you are able to right away inform the public and have thousands of eyes and ears looking for that child…we can perceive a child convalesced amazingly rapidly,” said Nick.