By the AllClear ID team
Jenna here with AllClear ID.Â For parents and guardians, the thought of your child going missing is probably one of your worst fears.Â But, it is important to have a clear plan of action in case this worst case scenario ever happens to you and your family.Â To help, the FBI recently launched a free iPhone app called FBI Child ID, and we want to share some features of the app, and how it could help you.
The idea behind the app:
The FBI Child ID app is intended to help parents keep their children safe, and offer a clear plan to follow if a child ever goes missing.Â The app allows parents to store information about their children on their phones, so they can access it quickly and easily and share this information with law enforcement.
FBI Child ID app allows you to:
- Store information about your child such as their picture, height, weight, address, identifying characteristics, and birthday right on your mobile device
- Access detailed plans to follow when you notice your child is missing
- Contact law enforcement officers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with the click of a button
- Visit other links and resources regarding child safety
Hereâ€™s how it works:
Once you download the free iPhone app, you can start â€œaddingâ€ children to it.Â The app will prompt you to enter information about your child. Then, add a recent picture of your child, click â€œSave,â€ and you have all of the information that law enforcement would ever need to assist you stored right in your phone.Â At the bottom of the app, you will find other tabs that lead to safety tips, checklists to follow after you notice that your child is missing, and an emergency contact button for law enforcement officers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Overall, this app appears to be a user-friendly tool to help parents plan for an emergency situation in which a child goes missing.Â The best part is that it was created by the experts who have faced this situation before, and who know what type of information will help with a faster resolution to a missing child case.Â While it is currently only available to iPhone users, the app will become available on other devices in the coming months.