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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on child abduction, child sexual exploitation, and internet safety.

Resources & Tools for Parents

Safety Central App

Thanks to the support of our partner Emcor, NCMEC has been able to create a cutting-edge child safety app called Safety Central. At its core, Safety Central is a digital Child ID kit, allowing parents to keep critical information about their child, such as digital fingerprints and updated photos, right at their fingertips. Safety Central also allows users to stay up to date on the latest safety information from NCMEC, search for missing children, and much more. No smartphone? No Problem! Download our printable Child ID kit here.


Real-World Safety


KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors.

Natural Disaster and National Emergency Preparedness

Safety tips for families in the event of a natural disaster or national emergency.

Be Here for Kids 

This campaign encourages families and communities to Be Here for Kids to help ensure every child has the safe childhood they deserve.


Online Safety

NetSmartz® Workshop 

NetSmartz® Workshop is an educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games,  presentations, and classroom lessons to help children learn how to protect themselves and their friends online.


This online resource provides answers to adults' questions concerning internet safety, computers, and the web.

Child Safety and Prevention Publications 
A list of NCMEC's publications regarding child safety and prevention.