Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is bringing the National Child Identification Program to Ohio to provide every first-grade student in Ohio with a Child ID Kit. If ever needed, the Child ID Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.
Statistics show that more than 800,000 children in America go missing each year – one child every 40 seconds. Yet, most parents do not have a copy of their child’s fingerprints to use in case of an emergency. The CHILD ID KIT allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian. The kits were distributed to the KES first graders. The kits are to be completed at home with a parent or guardian and kept at home for safekeeping. Do not return these to the school as the identification information is retained by the parent/guardian.
The National Child Identification Program is a community service initiative dedicated to changing these statistics by providing parents and guardians with a tool they can use to help protect their children. The Child ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home. Only the parent or guardian will have a copy of their child’s kit. If you are interested in purchasing a kit for other children in your household, visit the following website @ https://childidprogram.com/.