Thursday, August 18, 2011

Safety First For Kids - Phone App from FBI


A child goes missing every 40 seconds in America. Now there's a free tool from the FBI that can help. The first mobile app created by the FBI provides a place to electronically store photos and vital info about your children so that it's at hand when you need it.  You can show pictures and provide physical identifiers to security or police on the spot. You can quickly and easily email info to authorities with a few clicks.

There are tips on keeping children safe and guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours. Share the word about this app with family and friends.  Right now, the Child ID app is only available for iPhones and can only be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes, but they plan to expand this tool to other types of mobile devices in the very near future.


Another great resource to help a child protect him or herself in an emergency. A list of adult contacts who have agreed to help in case of emergency are loaded into an app. If a child feels desperate and needs immediate help they can hit the red button and it alerts all adults on the list with the location taken from the phone GPS.

Those on the list have the option to call for help, calling the child or rushing to the location.

There are also 2 buttons the child can use to let parents know when they arrive at a location safely or a button for non-desperate need for assistance.

This is a free download at


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