Sign4l

When every second counts

In the event that a child gets lost in a public area, on their way home or, possibly even disappearing altogether, a complete and up-to-date description of the child can save valuable time and will allow law enforcement to respond more quickly in initiating searches for the missing child.

Thanks to a generous grant by Telus Community Board, the Missing Children’s Network created Sign4l, an application that is available free of charge on most Apple and Android smartphones. Sign4l allows parents to store up-to-date photos and vital physical descriptions of their child which they can then instantly email or text to the relevant authorities, allowing them to save time in the event of an emergency.

The information that is saved by parents on their child is not stored in any database. Only parents or guardians will be able to access their children’s data sheet.

Parents can also rely on the reminder function, which varies according to the age of the child, allowing them to update their child’s profile at any time in the application. SIGN4L also includes safety tips for children as well as the 4 crucial steps to follow in the moments following the disappearance of a child.

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The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal welcomes any initiative that allows parents to act quickly when a child goes missing or runs away.

Commander Patrick Lavallée

SPVM

At the request of the Service de Police de la ville de Laval, the Missing Children’s Network is requesting your collaboration in the search for Jennifer Allard-Gould, 16 years old from Laval last seen June 2nd, 2020.

Information leads us to believe that Jennifer may be in the Montreal area.
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Hot Off the Press! A New Resource Booklet for Parents of Pre-Teens!

Preadolescence is a crucial stage in the life of a child. From childhood to adolescence, children will go through many changes. As a parent, you want to support your child through these changes, guide them in their choices and ensure their safety.

SHINE Brighter: For You and Your Child is designed to help parents and their children navigate through this new stage! It will help parents gain a better understanding of this new phase of life and provide useful advice and activities that they can do with their pre-teen.

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Happy reading!
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With our workshops suspended for the remainder of the school year, the Missing Children’s Network is pleased to offer a variety of activities for pre-teens, inspired by our SHINE program. It is important that we continue to raise awareness and prevent the abuse and sexual exploitation of our youth. These activities can be conducted either in a classroom setting or at home with your family. Feel free to add your personal touch!

Today’s post is all about self-esteem: a key element in the construction of identity for youth, allowing them to resist to peer pressure and bad influences. We propose the following two activities: The Hope Box and I am a Star!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. It will be our pleasure to assist you.
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Thanks to TCEnergy’s generous and continued support, we can continue to educate and empower youth with the tools and knowledge necessary to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations.Grâce au soutien généreux et continu dTCEnergy, nous pouvons poursuivre notre mission d’éduquer et d’habiliter les jeunes avec les compétences et connaissances nécessaires pour reconnaître et se protéger contre des situations potentiellement dangereuses. ... See MoreSee Less

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The present pandemic has taught us all about the importance of social distancing and the 2 meter rule. When speaking with your children about social distancing, we suggest you also help them understand that they do not have to engage in conversations with adults that approach them. Adults should ask adults for help – NOT children! A fun way to reinforce this concept is to instruct them to keep at least three giant steps between themselves and someone they don’t know or who makes them feel uncomfortable.La pandémie actuelle nous a appris combien il est important de respecter la distanciation sociale et la règle de deux mètres. Lorsqu’on parle de distanciation sociale avec les enfants, nous vous encourageons également à leur faire comprendre qu’ils ne sont pas obligés de parler avec des adultes qui les approchent. Un adulte devrait toujours demander de l’aide à un autre adulte; pas à un enfant! Une manière amusante d’intégrer cette notion est de leur apprendre à garder trois pas de géant entre eux et une personne qu’ils ne connaissent pas ou qui les rend inconfortables. ... See MoreSee Less

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