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The U.S. Department of Justice Report on Missing Children

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Nearly 800,000 children younger than 18 years old are missing each year, or an average of 2, 185 children reported missing each day. 


According to key online victimization research an estimated

  • Four percent (4%) of 10 to 17 year olds received an aggressive sexual solicitation—a solicitor who asked to meet them somewhere; called them on the telephone; or sent them offline mail, money, or gifts.
  • Thirty-four percent (34%) had an unwanted exposure to sexual material —pictures of naked people or people having sex.
  • Twenty-seven percent (27%) of the youth who encountered unwanted sexual material told a parent or guardian. If the encounter was defined as distressing—episodes that made them feel very or extremely upset or afraid —forty-two percent (42%) told a parent or guardian.

What is happening to the children? How can we better protect our children? Please join host Antoniette Harrell and co-host Dr. Okpara Nosakhere for this upcoming discussion.