Child ID Mobile App

August 5, 2011

Put safety in your hands using the FBI’s new Child ID application for your mobile phone.

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Mollie Halpern: Nearly 800,000 children go missing every year in America. The FBI is launching a free smartphone application that can help in those first few critical hours after an abduction.

Michael Lilly: This app puts safety in your hands.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The Child ID app enables users to electronically store their child’s photos and vital information. Parents can easily e-mail that information to law enforcement. Michael Lilly is the unit chief of Online/Print Media…

Lilly: You have a much better chance of recovering a child if you can get that information into the hands of law enforcement very quickly.

Halpern: The information you load into the app is yours alone.

Lilly: Rest assured—the FBI is not storing any information from the app.

Halpern: The Child ID app also includes…

Lilly: We have a whole series of tips for keeping your kids out of harm’s way.

Halpern: Child ID can be used on iPhones and downloaded from the App Store on iTunes. Plans are in the works to launch the app in other mobile platforms. The app is the first FBI-created mobile application, and more are expected. That’s what’s happening at the FBI, This Week.

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