The Ultimate Child ID Card Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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?

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that all children carry ID cards.

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What is a child ID card?

A child ID card simply looks like a driver's license, with a current photo and pertinent personal information.

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Approximately how many kids go missing each day in the United States?

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?

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?

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.

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How can you best prevent your child from going missing in a big crowd?

It is not uncommon to lose a child in a big crowd. Make sure to have a family plan in the case of separation.

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When traveling, your child should carry:

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.

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Besides basic identifying information, what other information may be included in a child ID card?

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.

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?

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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