The Association of Flight Attendants has joined the American Football Coaches Association to help protect our children. Why should we fingerprint our children?
- 450,000 children run away each year
- 300,000 children are abducted each year by family members
- More than 58,000 children are abducted every year by non-family members
That’s more than 800,000 children in America missing each year, one child every 40 seconds. Yet, when the National Child Identification Program began; less than two percent of parents had a copy of their child’s fingerprints to use in case of an emergency.
The National Child Identification Program is a community service initiative dedicated to changing these statistics by providing parents and guardians with a tool they can use to help protect their children. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.
A gift of safety, from our AFA family to yours will be placed in your mail file. We have ordered one kit per member for our base.