Friday, May 25, 2012
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|Attorney General Abbott Visits with San Antonio Parents about Protecting their Children|
Attorney General Abbott, who was joined by San Antonio Missions General Manager David Gasaway and NCMEC-Texas Regional Office Executive Director David Boatright, distributed the software-enhanced flash drives at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium. The flash drives, which were developed by Family Trusted Child ID and sponsored by NCMEC, allow parents to digitally store their children’s essential identifying information, including recent photographs, height, weight, address, parents’ names and other important details. After giving away flash drives to families as they entered the San Antonio Missions game, Attorney General Abbott threw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.
In the event of an emergency, the flash drives are designed to provide quick information to law enforcement authorities, who can use the stored information to quickly publish Amber Alerts and launch other community search efforts. Funding for the drives was made possible by Dell Inc., McAfee, AT&T and Microsoft Corp., all of which made generous contributions to NCMEC.
We know that teaching children about safety works. Community events play an important role in helping parents understand how they can help save a child’s life, said Ernie Allen, President and CEO of NCMEC. We are very grateful to our local partners who share our interest keeping children safe. They play an important role in raising public awareness in communities throughout America.