National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • Child Abduction Prevention Education Program with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    The Ballston Spa Central School District has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to implement child abduction prevention education in the school district. NCMEC has provided training to teachers to implement their curriculum in our K-8 schools. They have also worked with our Middle School Peer Leader Program, directly training a group of peer leaders who will in turn share the information with their peers.

    NCMEC’s curriculum and programs are current and relevant to the digital world we live in, providing training and information for online safety and digital citizenship, including videos and information about cyberbullying.

    NCMEC resources are online and free to teachers, parents, and community members. We encourage our larger school community to become familiar with their website and resources to better educate our community about the risks to our students.

    The Ballston Spa Central School District’s top priority is keeping our children safe and we are grateful for the resources and training that the NCMEC provides to help our schools and community to do so. Below are links and resources from the NCMEC website that you may find useful; much of this information is shared within the K-8 schools.

    NCMEC Child Safety & Prevention

    NetSmartz® Workshop

    NetSmartz® Workshop is an educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games, presentations, and classroom lessons to help children learn how to protect themselves and their friends online.


    KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors.

    Be Here for Kids

    This campaign encourages families and communities to Be Here for Kids to help ensure every child has the safe childhood they deserve.

    This online resource provides answers to adults' questions concerning Internet safety, computers and the Web.

     A list of NCMEC's publications regarding child safety and prevention.