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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National 24-hour toll-free missing children’s hotline 1-800-THE-LOST.


The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has become the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement to address the problems of missing and sexually exploited children. They produce a myriad of child safety materials addressing numerous areas of vulnerability.

NCMEC Includes Internet and Technology Safety 

NCMEC has put forth great effort into developing a user friendly website, NetSmartz, that reaches a variety of audiences. NetSmartz is a parent or guardian's premier, online resource for answering questions about internet safety, computers, and the internet.

The website provides parents, teens and elementary school age children with age-appropriate and crucial information through their interactive KidSmartz and NSTeens material. The website explores a variety of social safety issues regarding the internet and cell phones, including topics such as sexting, illicit relationships and cyber-bullying. The site uses fun videos but also shares the possible dangers the internet and other technological media present.

It is recommended that parents review the Parent Tips in totality. Then review the child sections together in order to encourage open discussion. Communication is vital to your ability in having input into your child's decision making and also assists in maintaining a watchful eye on their behaviors. 


Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway