National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) serves as a clearinghouse providing information on missing and exploited children, offers technical assistance to citizens and law-enforcement, distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children nationwide, coordinates child protection efforts with the private sector, networks with non-profit service providers and state clearinghouses, and provides information and advice on effective state legislation to ensure the safety and protection of children.
To have a missing child listed, a missing person report from police is needed. The Center must speak to a custodial guardian or law enforcement agency. To report child pornography or molestation, please call your local law enforcement agency, the hotline, or go to www.cybertipline.com and use the report form.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) uses NetSmartz an Internet safety resource with the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for even the most tech-savvy kids of any age group. The goal of NetSmartz is to extend the safety awareness of children and empower them to make responsible decisions online and in real life. This is accomplished by enhancing the ability of children to recognize dangers on the Internet, encouraging children to report victimization to a trusted adult, supporting and enhancing community education efforts, and enhancing the ability of children to understand that people they first "meet" on the Internet should never be considered their friend.