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  • Writer's pictureC.G. Perry

How To Save Nine Hundred Thousand Missing Children Every Year

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Original Photos by Boudewijn Huysmans on Unsplash

Being a parent sucks. I know it does because I am a parent. Children scream, it takes significant effort to teach them to develop healthy habits, and their apparent barbarism leaves much to be desired. As horrible as being a parent may sound, being a child is worse. Being a missing child is much worse. Enough children to exceed the population of Columbus, Ohio are reported missing globally every year. That is also the equivalent of Charlotte, North Carolina or Seattle, Washington or Denver, Colorado vanishing every year.

If you are searching for an excuse to ignore this issue then remember this: “A child you know can go or has gone missing, too.” Children of all ages are lured, tricked, or brutally abducted everyday with the assistance of social media sites. Ironically, lawmakers around the world are more concerned about governing the legality of killing adults than they are with the legality of making children. Maybe if children became a limited resource, fewer of them would go missing. That may not be THE solution, but it could be an idea worth considering given the current invisible pandemic before our eyes.

It Is Easier Now Than Ever Before

We live in an age of end-to-end encryption, dark web freelancing, and cryptocurrency. The atrocities of Cyberpunk are real and virtual civilizations have made “evil-a-live”. For instance, your Signal App is untraceable and you might enjoy that feature and/or service because you have concerns about what Facebook might be doing with your WhatsApp messages. Sexual predators, human-traffickers, and pedophiles have similar concerns about their privacy, therefore they use Signal, too. Small app store, right!? Or they will use a registered SIP to a “trunked” DID number hosted by a dark web user for only fifteen cents a month. Who knows, these days criminals have options and many of those options overlap with your options. Consider that the next time you do something shady on the web. That little nook or cranny you’re tunneling through is a den for the virtual underworld’s finest. The Feds can't catch them, the local police don’t understand them, and you might be supporting them.

Here’s What YOU Can Do About Missing Children

“So what?!” Some children in America go missing. That is to be expected because the United States is a lawless, Country-Western movie made real. Perhaps. Let’s look at the facts. In the UK, 112,000 children are reported missing every year; in Germany, 100,000 children; in India, 96,000 children; and...I CAN GO ON! But, I won’t because that will not get you to do something about it. So, here is what you can do (I will make this quick):

  1. Go to your Amazon account

  2. Find three things you may have saved to your cart for purchase or something you already purchased

  3. Add up the price of those three things

  4. Please Donate the money you would have spent on those three things to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help find missing children

CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it possible to save a child with the money you would have wasted on unnecessary products. The NCMEC is legit and they have been rated and vetted by CharityWatch. If you are in a giving mood, please donate to CharityWatch, as well. 50 U.S. Dollars will go a long way with them because they provide a service to ensure all donors are putting their donations in the right hands. “So Fund the Watch!” That’s it. Thank you for your time. Return to your regularly scheduled program.

About the Author

Born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Chris Perry travels the world as he writes for and manages the Grey Point of View. His hobbies include mastering the art of web design, navigating global news, and studying weapons of mass destruction. is an independent blog on ethics, politics, Euro-life and more. Written by expats, global citizens and other interesting sapiens. If you are interested in writing with us, send us your post for review. We look forward to hearing from you.

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