For the first time in the world, the Dutch police enlisted so-called ATMs to find missing children. Around three hundred ATMs of banks have in fact begun to show photos of the minors whose traces have been lost, so as to increase their visibility and increase the chances of finding them.


The initiative involves the Dutch organisation Vermist Kind Alert and the international network Amber Alert, both specialised in warning systems that ask for the help of the people to find kidnapped children or children who have disappeared.

At the moment the counters that are found in airports, shopping malls and tourist places are used. The desire of the organisations is that a greater number of banking institutions make the screens of their automatic tills available.

The display also shows the video of the advertising campaign that invites citizens to register with the two organisations, so as to receive alerts on missing children on the smartphone.