27/06/2018

Garda And Facebook Agree To Publish Child Safety Alerts To Social Media

A new agreement between An Garda Síochána and Facebook will ensure that an alert will be sent to every Facebook user in Ireland when a child is reported missing and believed to be in serious danger.

The agreement is an extension of the Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) will see gardaí alerts sent to all 2.8 million Irish Facebook users. When triggered, information pertaining to the case will be displayed at the top of user's Facebook newsfeeds.

Launched in May 2012, CRI was used for the first time in July 2013. When an alert if published, information on the missing child is broadcast to the public and appear on electronic road signs.

(MH/LM)

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