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17 Facts You Didn't Know About The 'Missing Child' On The Milk Carton

How did it all start? And how did technology replace the "Have you seen me?" image from milk cartons and bulletin boards?

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1. It started with pamphlets in the 70s.

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Police viewed the disappearances as domestic disagreements rather than as kidnappings, so parents began searching and spreading the word themselves.

7. In late 1980s milk cartons stopped showing missing children in fear of scaring other kids.


Pediatricians like Benjamin Spock and T. Berry Brazelton worried that they frightened children unnecessarily.

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