Arkansas` missing child alert system -- the Morgan Nick Alert -- will now be used for anyone 17 years old and under. The previous policy applied alerts to children younger than 13, but Attorney General Mike Beebe says most states surrounding Arkansas use the under 18 limit. Beebe says Arkansas needs to be in line with other states so interstate alerts will be more effective. Most alerts involving teenagers from 13 years old to 17 years old will be considered a level two alert, which is an e-mail notification instead of a radio and television broadcast alert. Beebe says the e-mails should be less obtrusive and keep from flooding the alert system with runaways. Officials also said they are changing the name of the system to the Morgan Nick Amber Alert, so that it is easily recognizable nationwide. The Amber alert system began in 1996 when Texas broadcasters teamed with local police to rapidly publicize child abductions.