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

The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 17-year-old Alycia Dupré missing since July 31, 2019 has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Every year in Quebec, on average, 5,000 cases of runaway youth are reported to law enforcement. Our experience has shown that one in every three runaways fall victim to sexual exploitation.” said Pina Arcamone, Director General of the Missing Children’s Network. “Exploiters target and prey on the vulnerability of young people and groom them by gaining their trust, showering them with affection and attention and promising a better and more glamourous life.”
Make a difference. Show our youth that their safety is also your priority. Donate to the Missing Children’s Network today. www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/10044

#KEEPTHEMSAFE« Chaque année, en moyenne, au Québec, 5 000 fugues sont rapportées aux forces policières. Notre expérience démontre qu’un fugueur sur trois devient victime d’exploitation sexuelle », déclare Pina Arcamone, directrice générale du Réseau Enfants-Retour. «Les exploiteurs ciblent les jeunes et profitent de leur vulnérabilité pour les préparer, en gagnant leur confiance, en les couvrant d’affection et d’attention, ainsi qu’en leur promettant une vie meilleure et plus excitante. »
Contribuez au changement et montrez à nos jeunes que vous avez leur sécurité à cœur. Faites un don aujourd’hui au Réseau Enfants-Retour. www.canadahelps.org/fr/dn/10044

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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 16 year old Anouk Sévigny missing since October 24th, 2019 has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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The mere thought that a child may run away from home is an issue that many parents worry about. Difficulties within the family, bullying (cyberbullying) and negative influences can affect how a teen manages their personal problems. They may consider running away from home as a solution to their problem. Maintaining an open and free from judgement communication space can facilitate conversation with your child. By reminding them that we are available and ready to listen to them, they will feel more comfortable in sharing issues when they emerge. It could be pertinent to prepare a list of resources for your child and post it in a common space in your home. Furthermore, if you ever have any doubts or preoccupations, do not hesitate to seek support and/or resources.

www.missingchildrensnetwork.ngo/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/RER-Teen-Runaway-Guide-EN-web.pdfLa fugue est un phénomène qui inquiète plus d’un parent. Des difficultés familiales, de l’intimidation (cyberintimidation) et des mauvaises influences peuvent mener l’adolescent à une incapacité à faire face à ses problèmes personnels. La fugue pourrait lui apparaître comme une solution. Or, il n’est jamais trop tard pour prévenir et agir! Maintenir un espace de communication ouvert et sans jugement peut favoriser les échanges avec notre enfant. Lui rappeler que nous sommes disponibles et à son écoute fera également en sorte qu’il sera plus à l’aise de se confier lorsqu’un problème surviendra. Il serait pertinent d’ébaucher une liste de ressources pour votre enfant et de la rendre disponible dans un espace commun de la maison. Puis, si vous avez des doutes ou des inquiétudes, n’hésitez pas à demander du soutien auprès des ressources s’adressant aux parents.

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