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Facebook will notify you when a child goes missing near you

Facebook will notify you when a child goes missing near you
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Facebook has acted as a lifesaving tool too many times to count. It's saved a newborn baby from being taken from the hospital, and it came to the rescue of this abused boy for starters. Thanks to quick thinking and some help from complete strangers and Amber Alerts, it goes to show the real and raw power of social media.

Take into account that Facebook has more than a billion users worldwide, which is more than the population of some countries, and you can begin to think of all the children it could potentially save in the future.

That's why Facebook is teaming up with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and missing children advocate John Walsh to notify you via News feed of any Amber Alerts in your area.

Next page: Learn more about the notifications, including how, when and why you'll receive them.
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