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FBI Child ID App

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:39 PM

The FBI's Child ID
Putting Safety in Your Hands

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.

We encourage 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.

Right now, the Child ID app is only available for use on iPhones and can only be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes, but we plan to expand this tool to other types of mobile devices in the near future. And we’ll be adding new features—including the ability to upload other photos stored on your smart phone—in the coming weeks and months

edit on 9-8-2011 by KnightFire because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:46 PM
reply to post by KnightFire

Ask the American public if they want an FBI wiretap and they’ll say, “no.” If you ask them do they want a feature on their phone that helps the FBI find their missing child they’ll say, “Yes.”

Direct quote from Louis Freeh, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving from September 1993 to June 2001.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:49 PM
The easiest way to get the gullible public to swallow something NASTY is to tell them it is "FOR THE CHILDREN"

Isn't it about time we saw through this propaganda trick by now???

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:52 PM


This is exactly what I want, how about


Talk about opening a door that should stay closed.....Its all a false security

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 06:57 PM
"supposedly" it just stores the info on your phone, within the app. Only in the event your child is missing do you actually hit send.

But i dont trust it

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:11 PM
I think it's a great idea to voluntarily enter a member of your family to a government and/or law enforcement database.

I trust that the information will be used in a respectable way because our government has never lied to us.

This is for the our protection, so I expect all freedom loving Americans to sign their child up for this ASAP.

posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:19 PM
Well i'm not seeing what everyone is so threatened about. Are you afraid of your kids going into a database somewhere?

If so why?

On the other hand I don't really see that this is something that will do what a parent couldn't do without it. Most parents have photos of their kids and a quick call to the police will give them all the same relevant information. Fingerprints don't really play a role right away in abuctions so I don't see this as anything desperatly needed.

Just another option for people to use. Seems more like a place to just store information.


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