13/06/2010 22:58 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Facebook Helps Mother Locate Her Kidnapped Kids

A mother in California has located her children on Facebook, 15 years after they were kidnapped.

The mother reported her two toddlers as kidnapped by their father fifteen years ago. Through a quick name search on Facebook, she discovered her daughter's profile and reported it to the police. Their father was later arrested in Florida, and the children are due to be reunited with their mother.

The social networking site has been at the centre of a media storm recently due to its confusing security measures and the number of parents trying to relocate their children after they've been taken into care or adopted by another couple. This story is an example of the occasional good that can come from the site.

Source: Chip Chicklets