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Missing child: how to protect and what to do if your kid is missing

Missing child: how to protect and what to do if your kid is missing

Approximately 14 thousand children are missing in Ukraine each year and the vast majority of them are those who run away from their homes due to misunderstanding with their parents.

Due to infographics elaborated by iDemocracy NGO you can learn more on what parents should do to prevent their child running away from home.

Preventive measures that should be taken in order that your child to not run away from home
Preventive measures that should be taken in order that your child to not run away from home:
  • trust – you should not only be parents for your child but also close persons with whom he/she can be open;
  • support – a child has to understand that he/she can reach you in any situation;
  • technologies – geolocation in your phone, GPS-tracker and other gadgets will help you find your child more quickly.
What should you do if your child is missing?
What should you do if your child is missing?
  • Pull yourself together
  • Start searching immediately
  • Call police officers
  • Involve volunteers
  • Check your child’s personal belongings
  • Communicate with your child’s friends and acquaintances
  • Involve mass media and social networks.
Your actions if your child is missing
Your actions if your child is missing
  • Keep calm and start search immediately
  • Call police officers
  • Involve mass media and social networks.
Your actions when your child has returned home
Your actions when your child has returned home
  • Calm down your child and explain that you were worried
  • Talk about reasons for escaping or explain what to do in case he/she is missing again
  • Consult a psychologist.