how to survive a kidnapping (episode guide)
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2,000 children in the United States are reported missing every day. Just during the time it takes to air today's episode, 91 more children will have been reported missing.
What can parents do to keep their children from becoming a statistic? We'll have tips for keeping your family safe.
Elizabeth Shoaf was your average 14-year-old girl. But on September 6, 2006, an average day that felt like so many others, Elizabeth was abducted while walking home from school—in a moment that changed her life forever. Elizabeth talks about that day and the six years since being abducted, held in an underground bunker, repeatedly attacked and, finally, rescued. Hear why an Amber Alert wasn't sent out and how her parents still blame themselves for her kidnapping.
Plus, hear how Elizabeth, herself, was able to convince her attacker to let her go.
Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a clinical psychologist and trauma expert explains how Elizabeth was not only able to manipulate the man who kidnapped her, but how she has been able to get her life back after her unthinkable tragedy.
According to the FBI, nearly 40 percent of all persons missing in America are minorities, 146,000 African American children are reported missing each year. However, it’s not often their faces are seen on TV or given national media coverage. Vivian says her 19-year-old daughter, Stevie, is one of those faces. Missing for almost six months, Stevie was last seen getting off a bus in New York City.
His daughter’s kidnapping shocked the nation. It’s been 19 years since the kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas made national headlines. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, an innocent girl taken from her home and later found dead. Polly's father, MarK Klaas has revolutionized the missing person’s industry and shares his top safety tips for parents and children.
Pat Brown is one of America’s top criminal profilers and the author of How to Save Your Daughter's Life. Pat's mission to to teach parents how to "understand the world of psychopaths and criminals—how they think, where they lurk, and how they lure and grab their victims," as well as, "discuss the dangers of cell phones, texting, sexting, Facebook, Craigslist, and the Internet."
And, what if there were a device that could alert you the minute your child was abducted? There is! Jason Sullivan, inventor of the LEO watch, is here to tell us about his brand new device that locks onto your child’s wrist and tracks their every move.
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Would you use a watch to keep tabs on your child? Share your thoughts in the comments.