Do you know where your children are?

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Do you know where your children are? – Public Service Announcement

Do you know where your children are?” is a question used as a public service announcement (PSA) for parents on American television especially during the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Two claims have been made to the origin of the phrase: WKBW-TV news anchor Irv Weinstein circa 1964,[1] and Mel Epstein, the Director of On-Air Promotions at New York‘s WNEW-TV, who began using the phrase in 1967 in response to rising crime in the city.[2]

The question “Do you know where your children are?”, preceded by an announcement of the current time, is typically asked around 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM, depending on the market and the time of the local youth curfew, usually immediately preceding the station’s late-evening newscast.[1][2]

As of January 2017, this question is still asked before the beginning of some 10:00 PM news reports, on Fox stations for example.[3]

The PSA was featured on Time magazine‘s “Top 10 Public-Service Announcements” list.[1]

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