Facebook Amber Alerts
Every day, more than 1,100 children go missing in the US. We know that the chances of finding a missing child increase when more people are on the lookout – especially in the first few hours. That’s why Facebook launched an AMBER Alerts Program a few years ago in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Since the program launched, there have been hundreds of AMBER Alerts issued on Facebook globally.
Facebook’s director of trust and safety, Emily Vacher, shares the importance of AMBER Alerts to help find missing children quickly, how the program works on Facebook, and offer your audience ways to keep children safe both online and in the real world.
Since the Facebook AMBER Alert program began in 2015, Emily and her team have brought the feature to more than 20 countries.
Before joining Facebook, Emily was an FBI Agent, working on the Child Abduction team.
· Facebook’s AMBER Alerts work was inspired after baby Victoria was abducted in Quebec, Canada 5 years ago (May 2014) and thanks to people sharing the information on Facebook, she was quickly reunited with her family.
· Facebook partners with a number of local organizations and agencies in each country to get AMBER Alerts on to its platform as quickly as possible.
· Facebook has launched AMBER Alerts in the following 21 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Ecuador, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
For more information, visit: facebook.com/safety