The FBI’s First Official App Helps Parents ID Missing Children

Posted Aug 8, 2011

The FBI has launched Child ID, its first ever mobile app, as a way to “provide a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your child.” TechCrunch reports that the app is currently available for iPhones and that other OS versions are on the way, and the FBI reminds everyone that a child goes missing in the US about every 40 seconds. The free app not only gives parents a quick way to show authorities the relevant information about their missing children, but also allows the parents to contact the appropriate authorities through the app. Current feedback on the new app complains that it isn’t password protected, but the FBI has been quick to update and will likely have a password lock on the app in the near future.