FBI Child ID
By Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Every year, thousands of children go missing. The FBI’s Child ID App can help.
This free app 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 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. Links to additional resources for families and victims are provided as well.
Please be assured that no information on your child will be collected or stored by the FBI unless you provide it during an emergency.
~Child ID Highlights~
Organize Your Child’s Information
- Create as many child profiles as you need.
- Use your phone camera and photo library to take and upload photos of each child.
- Add and update key identifying information.
Know What To Do
- Get safety tips on keeping your child out of harm’s way.
- Learn what to do in first few critical hours after a child goes missing.
- Visit additional links with resources for families and victims.
Get Information to Authorities in an Emergency
- Quickly call 911 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
- E-mail your child’s pictures and information to authorities.
- Show identifying information to security or law enforcement officers on the spot.
What's New in Version 1.3
*Optional Password Protection
*Users may now choose from the photo library.
*More convenient input methods for entering child info.
*Add/Edit view data protection.
Needs syncing across devices
Very good app, but very badly needs syncing across devices: I didn't realize I'd have to re-enter all data on my iPad and my iPhone and on my wife's iPhone. We should be able to enter data ONCE and have it sync (a) across all of our synced iOS devices, and (b) to the devices of select family members who have also downloaded the app and whom we've allowed to sync, so that vital family members also have the same information handy and ready to submit in an emergency (without each having to enter and update it separately).
Also, the pictures don't "move and scale" properly -- it's very hard to do.
Finally, you can't cut-and-paste data into the data fields (e.g., repetitive addresses) -- you have to re-type the same information manually.
Otherwise, this is a good app, but I very much hope the developer reads this and corrects these flaws to make this truly worthwhile.
I love the app but it needs to be updated and fixed for the safety of the children I want to be able to upload more pics of my children and as well as look at what I wrote on the bottom of the page. Also one suggestion my children has a medical condition and I would like to be able to address that so we can inform people. Besides that good app but really want them to update and fix bugs....
Great app, one usability issue.
Really solid app. Great to have in case of emergency.
One flaw: the final input field (Additional Comments) is rendered in such a way that you are unable to see what you are typing. This is especially distressing if there's important background information you'd want the authorities to have -- you want to be sure you're getting that right, and it's almost impossible the way the app is currently built.