FBI Child ID iPhone App: Prevent or Deal with a Missing Child Situation

It may seem trite to say that one of every parent’s nightmare scenarios is to have a child go missing. However, being trite doesn’t make it less true. And, true to the iPhone slogan “there’s an app for that,” the FBI announced a new free app to deal with this nightmare scenario.

The FBI’s Child ID App

The app provides a single place to keep information about your child, provide the information to authorities and tips to keep your child safe.

– Electronically store photos and vital information about your child
– E-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks
– Tips on keeping children safe
– Specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing

The FBI notes that: The FBI (and iTunes for that matter) is not collecting or storing any photos or information that you enter in the app. All data resides solely on your mobile device unless you need to send it to authorities.

The app can be found at the iTunes App Store link below. The FBI plans to make this app available for other mobile platforms in the future.

FBI Child ID (iTunes App Store)