Missing children: Roughly 95,000 people between the ages of 12 and 17 go missing in the UK each year.

Missing children. It’ll never happen to us.

My daughter is smart. She’d know how to handle herself in the event of an emergency.

My son is always with his friends. They’ll look out for one another.

The newspapers inflate the figures for dramatic effect. Children don’t really go missing very often.

We live in a close-knit community. He’s only out in daylight. She’s only walking for 10 minutes to go and see her cousin. I taught her what to say if she’s approached by a stranger…

How many excuses could you give yourself and, if the worst were to happen to someone that you love, how many would still seem valid?

If your son went missing, would “I taught him what to say to a stranger” be enough to stop the feelings of guilt and the agony of loss? Would “she was only going to be walking for 10 minutes” give you the comfort that you needed?

Would you feel like you’d done enough?

Did you know that young people between the ages of 12 and 17 are the most likely to go missing?

Roughly 95,000 people between the ages of 12 and 17 go missing in the UK each year. Approximately 42,000 of these are male; the majority are female.

Did you know that statistics don’t tell the whole story?

Many missing children are not reported to the police. Perhaps through fear of an accusation or perhaps because they believe that their son or daughter will be home soon, there are many parents that simply don’t raise the alarm. Their children return the next morning, or just a few hours later than expected, and life returns to normal. The stress and worry don’t get recorded in any official statistics, but the feelings were real and the situation could have ended very differently.

Did you know that how you react could change everything?

Missing children
Missing children

Thankfully, many missing children don’t ever end up in national news headlines. In fact, most go completely unnoticed. They’re found by a family member, or they make their own way home. Unfortunately, not every case ends happily. In the worst cases, it’s often speculated that earlier action could have led to a more positive outcome.

Installing the GridLocate GPS Tracker will enable you to locate your child in case of an emergency. Children and teenagers have said that they trust the GridLocate Tracker and that they feel secure, not ‘spied on’.

The next time your child is late home from school, will you be happy to settle for “it’s still light outside” or will you have the GridLocate GPS Tracker to provide the reassurance that you need?

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