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5 Reasons Child IDs are a Good Idea


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Lost in a Crowd
Local law enforcement agencies along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommend that all kids have and carry identification cards.
Local law enforcement agencies along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommend that all kids have and carry identification cards.
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No matter how vigilant a parent or caregiver may be, large crowds such as those at a sporting event, local park or even in the familiar local mall can be difficult to manage with kids in tow. Kids can panic if they lose sight of a parent -- and vice versa -- so it's important to have a family plan in case you are separated, and ID cards can play a big role in that plan. The ID card your child carries can provide the critical information needed for a store clerk or mall security guard to reunite him or her with you, and the copy carried by a parent or caregiver can provide information to security or other law enforcement when a child gets absorbed into a crowd.

 


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