The Canadian Centre for Child Protection Launches an App That Every Parents Needs
WINNIPEG, MB: Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s MissingKids.ca program launched a new free app for iPhone and Android devices that provides a parent with the tools necessary to help locate their missing or lost child. The app, called FindMeID, allows parents to store current photographs and contains automated prompts for reminding parents to update information about their child that can be easily accessed on their smartphone.
When a child goes missing, a current photo is the most important tool to help safely locate the child. Unlike traditional ID programs that become quickly outdated and rely on parents to be in possession of an ID card, this app is with parents at all times. Additionally, the information can be transferred quickly through electronic means to those who need it most.
Endorsed by the RCMP Foundation, the app also allows parents to quickly disseminate their child’s pertinent information in the event of an emergency to their local law enforcement agency, MissingKids.ca or other emergency contacts. Parents are provided with immediate steps to take should they become separated from their child.
“We know that when a child goes missing, every second counts,” said Christy Dzikowicz, Director of MissingKids.ca. “In these types of serious and time sensitive situations, the FindMeID app allows parents to quickly and easily access all of their child’s critical information right at their fingertips.”
“Our Government welcomes innovative technologies that improve the security of young Canadians” said the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. “The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Find Me ID App ensures that parents are well prepared to take action should their child get lost or go missing.”
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has been involved in the search for missing children for 30 years and has used this expertise to devise an app that will greatly help in the quick response and recovery of lost and missing children. Any parent who has ever been separated from their child in a grocery store or at a shopping mall knows that every second matters.
“Find Me ID is an extremely important resource and we encourage all parents who own a smartphone to download the App,” said Cpl. Candace Benko- Regina Police Service, member of the Saskatchewan ICE Unit. “This App allows critical information and a current photo of their child to be sent to police immediately, which can to aid in locating a child.” “This App allows all information to be accessed quickly and efficiently when parents are highly stressed and every minute matters.”
The Find Me ID app is proudly supported by Lifetouch, Old Navy and Telus and is available for download at Google Play™ and the App Store.