It is a little after 4 AM, and a child is missing somewhere in my part of the city. The police department cannot give out any information on the child. They cannot tell race, sex, age, or anything. I haven’t heard an Amber Alert go off, so how do they find this child? The mother in me can’t help but feel a little freaked out.
What if this was my child? Having the police check local areas is helpful, but why not use the Amber Alert system? The Amber Alert system is a child abduction emergency alert system that goes into effect when children are taken. I do not understand why the police cannot tell if the child is a boy, girl, white, black, 2, or 17. This limits the amount of help that a community is able to offer.
Right now, it’s still dark, and who knows how long this child has been missing. I do not understand why we haven’t heard an Amber Alert go off. Anyway, I feel like we need to do something to make sure we are able to get the max level of help when it comes to missing children. Know the sites that specialize in missing kids like https://www.missingkids.org/HOME and their Facebook information https://www.facebook.com/missingkids/ helps!
Police departments should also use their social media contacts to put alerts on Nextdoor. Nextdoor is very popular and it is used in about 33% of households in the US. This app could very well help to alert neighbors about missing children. Perhaps, the app could send an alert to security devices that trigger notifications if the children are in the area.
This should be an easy fix because we came up with coupon apps, dating apps, and health apps. Anyone, just a gripe!