And your child… Imagine, God forbid, they went missing… Now I don’t have kids, and that one of the first questions I'm going to ask God why but, I cannot even fathom how devastating this feeling can be… But my mom can… Because I wandered away at home when I was two … I wasn’t found for another three hours.. and to a mom i bet every second feel like a year... But times are different now… And so my sister-in-law has to keep tabs on my nieces Tampa and I out on the streets of Santa Barabara… It’s actually out by the FBI…
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. Our 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.