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U.S. Attorney Announces “Be Here For Kids” Child Safety Event In Tucson

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona


     TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, is hosting the “Be Here For Kids” event on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Foothills Mall, in Tucson, Ariz.  The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

     The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) created the “Be Here For Kids” campaign to promote awareness about all child safety issues.  The campaign is designed to help parents and others teach children to be aware, alert, and cautious to potential threats and to provide steps that children can take to stay safe, both on the Internet and in daily life.  Families also are encouraged to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about abduction, safety prevention, and good digital citizenship online.

     “The annual ‘Be Here For Kids’ national child safety campaign provides a good reminder for children and families about digital safety in the online world and overall as children prepare to go back to school in the coming weeks.” said United States Attorney John S. Leonardo. “This event is designed to increase awareness among parents and children of the potential threats to child safety present in daily life, including the Internet, and to help equip them to better avoid those threats.”

     This year’s event is being presented in partnership with several federal and local law enforcement agencies, as well as the Children’s Advocacy Center, Pima County Attorney’s Office, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  Interactive children’s self-defense demonstrations by Ko Sho Martial Training Institute will take place throughout the day, and Marana Police Department will also be providing free digital child identification kits during the event. 

     For more information on NCMEC, visit For more information about the Take 25 campaign, visit For more information on Project Safe Childhood, visit  


RELEASE NUMBER:  2016-56__Be Here For Kids


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Updated July 25, 2016

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 2016-56__Be Here For Kids