Reasons Child IDs are a Good Idea
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Parents should keep a copy of their child's ID card with them at all times.


Local law enforcement agencies along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommend that all kids have and carry identification cards. Many child ID cards look similar to a driver's license -- this is not a microchip, monitoring system or other sort of tracking device -- with a current, full-face photo and important personal information including at least the child's full legal name, address, birth date, height and gender. Should your child have one? We have five good reasons why your child -- and parents, guardians and caregivers -- should carry it with them at all times. And don't forget to make an update with current information every year!