Mangaluru, May 29 2018: It is common to note people forwarding messages about missing children on social media, without any idea about the matter. One should think and be very careful before forwarding such messages, said District Children Welfare Committee Chairman Renni D’Souza.
He was speaking during ‘International Missing Children’s Day’ organised by Childline 1098 and Padi, Mangaluru, “Messages about missing children get circulated on social networking sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp multiple times, and are creating confusion among people. The department concerned should initiate necessary action against the same,” he said.
If people come across any information regarding missing children or if they have to disseminate information about missing children, they may inform the Childline.
There is also a national-level bureau which deals with the information on missing children. The public may refer to the website of the bureau.
“Earlier, the Police Department had conducted ‘operation muskan’ to trace missing children. Such programmes are of great help for the people,” he added.
Childline 1098 City Coordinator Yogish Malligemadu, in his keynote address, said International Missing Children’s Day is observed to create awareness.