Menu
Amazon Kindle Voyage Rethinks the Reading Experience

Amazon Kindle Voyage Rethinks the Reading Experience

Mat Franco won America's Got Talent

Mat Franco won America's Got Talent

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

Europe Gets Amber Alert System

Mar 21 2013, 6:51am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Amber Alert is already well established in the United States and has saved so far over 600 kids. Now Europe gets a similar system.

Europe Gets Amber Alert System
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Europe Gets Amber Alert System

Today the Amber Alert Europe Initiative announced Amber Alert Europe. The aim of Amber Alert Europe is to rescue children during the first hours after their abduction or after becoming the victim of human trafficking.

AMBER Alert Europe first steps:

  • Creating a child rescue alert system for EU countries that do not yet have one, and further strengthen the different child alert initiatives that already exist in EU member states;
  • Linking all child alert systems present in Europe, using international alerting standards and the child alert best practices set by the European Commission;
  • Starting by mapping all missing children in Europe;
  • Using the EU citizenry's situational awareness and willingness to help (citizen sourcing) in order to help rescue the approximately 1 million children that go missing in the EU every year;
  • Allowing for the quick issuing of crossborder alerts when a child goes missing near an EU border;
  • Allowing for easy cross language border alerting, through automatic translation of the missing child poster.

"When a child is taken, there is not a moment to lose. US research showed that in 76 percent of the missing children homicide cases studied, the child was dead within three hours of the abduction-and in  88.5 percent of the cases the child was dead within 24 hours*. That is what an AMBER Alert is for - to be a lifesaver by ensuring that within minutes the entire nation is on the lookout for a missing child," explains Frank Hoen, founder of both AMBER Alert Europe and AMBER Alert Netherlands. "Many EU member states responded to the EU commission's call for action and have launched a national child alert system. That is great. Now we need to take the next step, as in Europe borders are always near. A child abductor will not stop at the border, so neither should a child alert."

More details on the Amber Alert Europe site.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Clay Matthews Relishing More Versatile Defensive Role
Clay Matthews Relishing More Versatile Defensive Role
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who's been known for his sacking prowess since he came into the league, is dropping back into pass coverage more often in the Packers' 4-3 defensive scheme.
 
 
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premieres Monday as Double Pack
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premieres Monday as Double Pack
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 premieres with the first two episodes on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Watch the newest The Big Bang Theory Season 8 teasers.
 
 
The World and John Oliver Do Not Want the Scottish Independence
The World and John Oliver Do Not Want the Scottish Independence
Scotland votes and the world is watching, mostly hoping that things stay as they are. While waiting for the poll results watch the British Comedian John Oliver plead with Scotland to stay.
 
 
Best Buy Launches 1-Day HDTV Fire Sale for the Big Game
Best Buy Launches 1-Day HDTV Fire Sale for the Big Game
Black Friday pricing on several models, including a 55-inch Westinghouse for $380 and 65-inch RCA for $750.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.