Governor Easley is encouraging parents to talk to their kids about safety rules Sunday on Missing Children's Day.
Last year, the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons recorded just more than 9,100 missing children.
Officials say while about 96 percent of those kids were reunited with their families, hundreds are still missing.
In cases, where a missing child 17 or younger is believed to have been abducted by a stranger or in danger, the state activates the Amber alert system.
Last year, the Amber alert was activated 13 times, with all of those kids being found.