Every year over 1.3 million children under the age of 18 go missing. FindYourMissingChild.org was founded to help parents bring missing children home with the help of social media, and they’ve released an infographic revealing tips on how to use sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to facilitate the search process and bring missing children home.
According to the organization’s mission statement, “Find Your Missing Child develops social media resources for the parents of missing and runaway children and the organizations serving that community.”
The infographic, ‘Finding Your Missing Child’, includes facts about Twitter, Facebook and YouTube that reveal what great tools they are for aiding in the search for a missing child. Find Your Missing Child suggests that using sites like Facebook and Twitter is not only great for uncovering hidden resources and creating leads for the police, but also gives parents peace of mind, as it gives them a way to participate actively in the search for their missing child.
The infographic offers up the following action items when it comes to launching a social media search for a missing child:
- Create a Facebook Page
- Create a Viral Email
- Establish a YouTube Channel
- Set Up a Twitter Account
Check out the full infographic to find out more and let us know what you think in the comments below. Have you or someone you know ever turned to social media to help find a missing child? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.
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