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Attorney General Long Reminds South Dakotans of Missing Children’s Day

Attorney General Long Reminds South Dakotans of Missing Children’s Day

PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Larry Long is asking South Dakotans to observe National Missing Children’s Day on Friday, May 25, 2007. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has dedicated this annual event for missing children since 1983.

As part of this important day Attorney General Long would like to introduce the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Take 25 campaign. This preventative safety campaign encourages families to take 25 minutes to talk with their children about safety and abduction prevention.

"Being proactive and teaching children how to avoid danger is an important step in prevention of missing children," said Long. "Taking just 25 minutes to discuss stranger danger, child abduction and internet safety will allow our children to increase their personal safety and protect themselves."

If you need any additional information about National Missing Children’s Day call the National Center’s toll-free hotline, at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). If you would like additional information about the Take 25 campaign, log on to www.Take25.org.

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