Facebook Now Shows ‘Amber Alerts’
As of this week, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be able to put Amber Alerts on Facebook. If a child goes missing in your area, Facebook will put a notice on your News Feed. It will have all the information like a picture of the missing child and where the possible abduction happened. It will look like this:
Amber Alerts work....723 children have been saved since 1996.
But you may never see an Amber Alert through Facebook though. Thank God they are rare. There are approximately 180 alerts a year.
I personally think this is a fantastic addition to Facebook. It might just mean that we can help someone instead of seeing how someone can make penguin cookies. Although, those penguin cookies are cute.