Take 25 was started to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day on May 25th. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the day serves as an annual reminder to the nation to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families, remember those who are still missing, and make child protection a national priority. It’s a time of reflection and renewed hope for millions of families in communities across the country.
why Take 25?
Childhood is full of rewards and potential risks. As babies become toddlers, they are more prone to bumps, bruises, falls, and wandering. As children grow into teenagers, they become increasingly independent and are more apt to explore, live life, and socialize with less family supervision.
Fortunately, potential risks children face throughout their lives can be lessened when parents and guardians teach safety concepts. While it may not be possible for parents and guardians to be with their children every minute of the day, they can spend time talking to them, setting appropriate limits, and helping them make good choices.
Just minutes of prevention can make a huge impact in the life of a child.