Facebook AMBER Alerts: When a child goes missing, a community always wants to come together to help and they often do this on Facebook. We are honored to announce today that thanks to the support of The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and together with Leave A Light On Inc , the Facebook AMBER Alert system is being rolled out nationally across Australia, providing a vital tool to find and return abducted children. The Facebook AMBER Alert provides the Australian Federal Police, the NSW Police Force, the Victorian Police, the Queensland Police Service, the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, the Western Australia Police, the SA Police News, the Tasmanian Police and the ACT Policing with the ability to issue an immediate alert on Facebook with key details about a child abduction to people in the specific geographic location. If you see an AMBER Alert in your News Feed, please act and help. #AMBERAlertAU
When my 8 year old daughter with Autism ran away into bush land around a lake, friends and family posted asking if anyone had seen her. Other people, complete strangers, started sharing her photo on Facebook, local groups started sharing it, before the emergency services were all on scene, people from my local community were turning up in droves to help search for my little girl. It was a member of the public who had come in response to the Facebook posts asking for help searching, that found her 9 hours after she went missing....without Facebook and the amazing network of people it was able to reach and so quickly, I dont even want to imagine what other outcomes may have been possible. Facebook was the mechanism that united my community at a time of need.
Awesome, just Awesome.
There is NOTHING like the power that Facebook generates in communication... this is such a valuable Tool.
Why can't the amber alert be extended to a text for those in that area like you get with bushfires. When I was in Texas this is the amber alert system they use
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