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Friday, May 25, 2012

The FBI Child ID App: A Free Tool to Help Keep Kids Safe

Today the FBI released a version of its Child ID App built for Android mobile devices.

The Child ID App provides parents and caregivers with an easy way to electronically store pictures and vital information about their children in case they go missing—whether it’s a toddler wandering away at the mall or a teen who has been snatched by a stranger.

Using the app, you can show pictures of your kids and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. 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.

An iPhone version of the app was first released in August 2011.

Download the free app for iPhones from the iTunes store or for Android on Google Play.

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