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NOW YOU MAY BE THE BEST LINE OF DEFENSE IN RECOVERING YOUR MISSING CHILD

NOW YOU MAY BE THE BEST LINE OF DEFENSE IN RECOVERING YOUR MISSING CHILD

(Images courtesy of FBI.gov)  

You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?

Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The FBI’s just-launched Child ID app – the first mobile application created by the FBI — provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

The FBI encourages you to share the word about this app with family and friends, especially during upcoming activities in your communities to raise awareness on crime and drug prevention. For its part, the FBI is working to publicize the app with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) — its long-time partner in the National Child Identification Program, which provides a physical kit to gather your child’s pictures, fingerprints, personal characteristics, and even DNA to keep with you in case of emergency. The AFCA is producing a public service announcement about the app and will spread the word at various football games during the upcoming season.

An important note: The FBI (and Apple for that matter) is not collecting or storing any photos or information that you enter in the app. All data resides solely on your mobile device unless you need to send it to authorities. Please read your mobile provider’s terms of service for information about the security of applications stored on your device.

Put your child’s safety in your own hands. For more information about the FBI Child ID app visit here

This article is for informational purposes only. It provides general information and not legal advice or otherwise regarding specific instructions to take in the event of missing persons. Rlemoyne.com does not support, sponsor or warrant the accuracy of the application. Users are always encouraged to use information provided at own risk.

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