The AMBER Alert system is a method of informing the public about missing and abducted children used in the United States and Canada. The acronym AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response. The more commonly recognized association is with Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas. The AMBER alert system began in the United States and spread to countries around the world where it's known by other names, including Australia, France, Ireland, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. The system has been widely claimed to have saved lives, yet some believe that the information reporting the number of lives saved is skewed.

Children are taught to avoid strangers, but an abductor is often a relative or someone the child knows.


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