#DontBeAnEasyCatch

Online not everything is what it seems…|

Awareness of online grooming is still lacking. The focus often lies on the dangers in the outside world, while children could just as easily be at risk in the safety of their own home when engaging in online activities. Additionally, not all children have the necessary knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe online.

#DontBeAnEasyCatch campaign

On May 25th, the Police Expert Network On Missing Persons (PEN-MP) kicks off its annual campaign for International Missing Children’s Day. This year‘s ‘#DontBeAnEasyCatch’ campaign, created in close cooperation with AMBER Alert Europe, aims to educate children, teenagers specifically, on online grooming. The prevention campaign will be shared in 24 countries and is available in 20 languages.

Police Expert Network on Missing Persons

The ‘#DontBeAnEasyCatch’ campaign, comprising of an animated video in which valuable tips are given to children, is shaped by members of the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP). The PEN-MP is the first and only official European missing persons police network consisting of police experts in the field of missing persons from all over Europe.

International campaign

The ‘#DontBeAnEasyCatch’ campaign is shared with the public by national police forces and NGOs in the field of missing children and children’s rights in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Srpska, Taiwan, and the United States, with the support of Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency.

About the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons

The Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), founded by the AMBER Alert Europe foundation, is officially recognised by the Council of the European Union. So far, the PEN-MP consists of over 60 law enforcement experts from 23 countries. Goal of the PEN-MP is to bring together law enforcement experts in the field of missing persons, specifically children.

Participants

AMBER Alert, The Netherlands

AMBER Alert, The Netherlands

National Police Force, Malta

National Police Force, Malta

National Police, Slovenia

National Police, Slovenia

NASK Dyzurnet, Poland

NASK Dyzurnet, Poland

ITAKA, Poland

ITAKA, Poland

MPFSC, Lithuania

MPFSC, Lithuania

Police, Republic Of Srpska

Police, Republic of Srpska

National Police, The Netherlands

National Police, The Netherlands

Child Welfare League Foundation, Taiwan

Child Welfare League Foundation, Taiwan

CNDES, Spain

CNDES, Spain

Ministry Of The Interior, Slovakia

Ministry of the Interior, Slovakia

Police Nationale, France

Police Nationale, France

ICMEC, The United States

ICMEC, The United States

Polizia Di Stato, Italy

Polizia di Stato, Italy

Ministry Of The Interior, Croatia

Ministry of the interior, Croatia

Ministry Of The Interior, The Czech Republic

Ministry of the Interior, The Czech Republic

Europol

Europol

Guardia Civil, Spain

Guardia Civil, Spain

National Police, Croatia

National Police, Croatia

National Bureau Of Investigation, Finland

National Bureau of Investigation, Finland

Child Focus, Belgium

Child Focus, Belgium

General Directorate Combating Orginized Crime, Bulgaria

General Directorate Combating Orginized Crime, Bulgaria

National Police, Poland

National Police, Poland

Police Presidium, The Czech Republic

Police Presidium, The Czech Republic

Ministerio Del Interior, Spain

Ministerio del Interior, Spain

Österreich Findet Euch

Österreich Findet Euch, Austria

Greek Safer Internet Center, Greece

Greek Safer Internet Center, Greece

Initiative Vermisste Kinder, Germany

Initiative Vermisste Kinder, Germany

National Police, Lithuania

National Police, Lithuania

National ​​​​​​​Police, Hungary

National ​​​​​​​Police, Hungary