The FBI’s Child ID App

The FBI has created an iPhone App that 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 information is not stored at the FBI. It is stored on your smart phone. You need to be careful not to store the child’s Social Security Number or birthday date on your phone. You need to also password protect your phone.

Also check out National Child Identification Program where you can purchase a Child ID Kit comprised of (1) an inkless fingerprinting card, (2) a DNA collection envelope, and (3) a laminated wallet card.

You can also check if an Identity Thief has stolen your child’s SSN. TransUnion and AllClear ID have joined forces to provide a free service to Scan for your child’s SSN only to find out if it is being used. It is call ChildScan. They make their money if they discover the child’s SSN is being used. At that time they will offer to fix it for a fee, but you can probably do it on your own for free (if you have the time).

The FTC is another source to learn how to protect your child from predators and ID Thieves. Their Living Life Online site has information about online safety, sexting, cyberbullying and much more.

Parents are the first line of defense. Please protect your children.

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About Bruce Demarest

Bruce Demarest is a Identity Theft Protection Specialist. He has designed and taught classes to educate individuals and businesses in identity theft risk management. The individuals have learned how to continuously monitor their financial identities from credit fraud, plus how to monitor their personal identifying information for unauthorized use. His business clients have become compliant with the federal & state privacy laws. He has conducted information security audits to identify their potential problems and has designed security policies, programs, and practices to address those problem areas.
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One Response to The FBI’s Child ID App

  1. Lanny Lehman says:

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