Carrying identifying information for your children

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Carrying identifying information for your children

What preemptive measures should parents take to ensure their children's safety? Every parent's worst nightmare is to have their child stolen in the night. That very, very rarely happens, but that doesn't mean that parents shouldn't be prepared. Obviously they should have an ongoing dialogue with their child so that their children understand that they shouldn't voluntarily go with some stranger in the night. But beyond that, they should have identifying information for their child. They should have their child's fingerprints, they should have an updated photograph of their child all in one place. They should have an emergency plan. What are you going to do in case your child disappears? Who do you contact and in what order do you contact them? If you have all of this information together and there is that emergency, you're going to save yourself an awful amount of time once you call 9-1-1 and contact them, because you will have the critical information that you need at your fingertips at your fingertips.

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Marc Klaas

President, KlaasKids

In the aftermath of the Oct 1, 1993 kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994 Mr. Klaas said, “we can give meaning to Polly’s death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating child safety events, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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