The Ultimate Child ID Card Quiz

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The Ultimate Child ID Card Quiz
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Hundreds of thousands of children go missing in the United States every year. Be prepared by making sure your child has appropriate identification in the event that your child gets lost. Take this quiz and find out why every child should have an ID card.
Who should carry child ID cards?
all children
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that all children carry ID cards.
children under the age of two
parents of children

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What is a child ID card?
It's similar to a driver's license
A child ID card simply looks like a driver's license, with a current photo and pertinent personal information.
It's a tracking device.
both of the above

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Approximately how many kids go missing each day in the United States?
500 children
1,000 children
2,000 children
Almost 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. This means, on average, about 2,000 children are reported missing each day.

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What percentage of American parents would have trouble describing their child to law enforcement?
10 percent
20 percent
30 percent
Approximately 30 percent of parents would have difficulty telling law enforcement their child's exact height, weight and eye color, in the event of a kidnapping. A child ID card includes all this vital information.

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A child should carry an ID card at all times. Who else should have a copy of the child ID card?
the child's parents
Parents should make a copy of their child's ID card so that they have all of their child's pertinent information in the event of a kidnapping.
the police
the child's school

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How can you best prevent your child from going missing in a big crowd?
have a family plan
It is not uncommon to lose a child in a big crowd. Make sure to have a family plan in the case of separation.
put your child on a rope or leash
both of the above

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When traveling, your child should carry:
his own passport
photo identification
Families traveling with children is a common occurrence. Some children between the ages of five and 14 even travel alone. In the event that your child goes missing, make sure he or she carries up-to-date photo identification.
a piece of paper with his phone number

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Besides basic identifying information, what other information may be included in a child ID card?
fingerprints and tooth prints
DNA, donor and medical information
both of the above
Some child ID card services provide more than just simple identifying information. Child ID cards can also include fingerprints, tooth prints; and DNA, donor and medical information. This added information may be especially important if your child suffers from a chronic medical condition or has life-threatening allergies.

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Children with ___________ benefit greatly from child ID cards.
autism
developmental disorders
both of the above
Children that have difficulty communicating can benefit greatly from child ID cards. Children with autism or children with other communication difficulties may not be able to talk to strangers in the event that they go missing.

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In addition to basic information, what other information should be included in your child's ID card if your child has a developmental disorder?
how to communicate with your child
how to make your child feel comfortable
both of the above
Children with special needs require more information on their child ID cards. Additional valuable information, such as how to communicate with your child and how to make your child feel comfortable, might help if your child gets lost.

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