Every day children go missing. They are either kidnapped or lost. In fact, “in 2014 there were 466,949 NCIC entries for missing children.... During the last 31 years, NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), has received more than 4 million calls” (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children). These incidents take time to be noticed by the parents and anyone in a position to help.

"We want to keep children safe, and safety shouldn't have a cost. "
— Ngosu

We noticed that people use social media constantly, yet there are no products that use social media to their advantage in order to find or protect those children who are missing. With this in mind, we created Emy, which allows children to instantly notify their parents and other adults in case of an emergency. A child can post to his or her parent’s Twitter, broadcasting the dangerous situation he or she is in. At the click of a button on a child’s account, Emy creates a post with the kid’s name, picture, and location and posts it on the social media account of the parent or guardian of the child. This way the parent and anyone in the vicinity of the child can help out.

Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Ngosu Ndiwane
Project Team Members: Marty Dejene (12th grade), Ariyanna Agnew (12th grade), Khavvia Shanmugasundararaj (11th grade)
Type of Work: Uncategorized
Location: Boston - Microsoft
Grade: 12th Grade
Year Created: 2015

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