Show your dedication to children with 'Take 25' campaign to help protect a child

CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone in the community to spend at least 25-minutes talking to children about safety.

According to the FBI, there were nearly 500,000 reports of missing children younger than 18 last year. The good news is the majority of these kids were recovered quickly, but not all of them.

In honor of National Missing Children's Day on May 25th, the sheriff's office is telling everyone about a program called 'Take-25' which was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Captain Dan Hally talked to third graders at Parkway Elementary Thursday, about staying safe and being smart when it comes to social media. He said it's not just parents that need to talk to their children.

"Its parents, employers, teachers, counselors; anyone who has exposure to children should go to the 'Take-25' website, where there's great resources about what to say," said Hally.

He said a child's safety is everyone's responsibility and you can help bring greater awareness to this issue by getting involved.