Please "take 25" minutes to discuss
safety precautions with your children! The NCMEC can help...
What is Take 25?
Take 25 is a preventive child safety campaign created by the National Center
for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in honor of National Missing Children’s
Day. Annually honored on May 25th, this day serves as a reminder to
the nation to make child safety a national priority.
Designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding missing and exploited
children, the Take 25 campaign encourages parents, guardians, educators, and others to take 25 minutes to talk
to children about safety. With a focus on prevention, Take 25 provides communities with free safety resources
including safety tips, conversation starters, and engaging activities. Take 25’s resources are available free
of charge and can be found at local Take 25 events.
In 2007, NCMEC joined forces with more than 100 local and national
organizations to launch the Take 25 campaign. With the help of our partner organizations, more than 375 Take 25
child safety events were hosted in communities across the United States and abroad. While this was a great
achievement for the first year, the Take 25 campaign has continued to grow each year, hosting more than 7,000
events in 2011. Since its inception a total of 13,000 Take 25 events have been hosted in nearly 4,000 cities
throughout the United States and abroad.
Please follow the link below for conversation starters and helpful tools
regarding Take 25: