A new way of networking

Were you aware how “networked” our households are becoming? As technology is implemented in more and more homes, how will it impact the search for missing children? Please visit and join our social networking sites (facebook and MySpace) dedicated to finding missing or abducted children. If you actively text message then please view missing children Twitter Alerts at our site. Let’s take advantage of technology to aid in raising public awareness.

Technology ownership by household type

All adults

Married with children

Other household types

Cellphone in household

84%

95%

80%

 

Computer in household

77%

93%

71%

 

At least one household member goes online

77%

94%

71%

 

Have home broadband connection

52%

66%

47%

 

How technology affects family communications

“Have new technologies increased or decreased the quality of your communication with these people?”

 

Increased

Decreased

No difference

Family members who do not live with you

53%

2%

44%

 

Members of your household

47%

4%

47%

 

Friends

47%

2%

49%

 

Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Networked Family Survey; margin of error for entire survey is plus or minus 2 percentage points

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