SAFETY STARTLING FACTS!There
are 159 non-family (stranger) child abductions per day.That
is 1 child, every 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
of children abducted and later found murdered were killed within
CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN?
Attend a free Rotary Child
Safety ID System Event and register your children with the Rotary Child Safety ID System Project.
is AMBER Alert?
It is a voluntary nationwide partnership to combat child abduction by providing
immediate descriptive information to law enforcement, television, radio, and
traffic signs across the country to aid in a child’s safe recovery.
The AMBER Alert System began in 1996
when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters partnered with local law enforcement to
develop an early warning system to help find abducted children.
AMBER, stands for America’s Missing:
Broadcast Emergency Response.
The AMBER Alert System was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman,
who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in
, and then brutally
murdered. In May 2003, President
George W. Bush signed into law a national AMBER Alert Program.
is the Rotary Child Safety Id System Project?
It is a voluntary
program for all children under the age of 18.
Parents/Guardians of participating children receive a wallet sized, laminated
card with a picture of the child, a unique Rotary ID number and only minimal,
yet essential information needed to identify a child.
This information is stored in a secure data base currently located at
the Connecticut Department of Public Safety-Communications Center.
This card can be presented to law enforcement in the event a child is
abducted. The information is
transmitted to law enforcement and to the public via Television, Radio and
Traffic Signs. This assists law
enforcement by providing additional eyes of the public to look for the vehicle
and occupants listed in the alert.
happens at a free Rotary Child Safety ID System Event?
fill out a pertinent information form. Children are weighed and measured.The
on the information form is entered into a computer.A
digital picture of the children is recorded.Parents/Guardians
are given an ID card for each child.Additional
cards are available upon request for a minimal fee.Click
here to view information form.
Who should carry a Rotary Alert Child ID card?
parents/guardians as well as any caregiver taking a child to a public venue
should carry an ID card.
is the Rotary Child Safety Id System Project the preferred method of child
Rotary Child Safety Id System Project is the only known program to pass out an ID
card to parents that can be immediately handed to Law Enforcement as soon a
child is discovered missing.
Rotary Child Safety Id System Project does not print the name, address or phone
number of a child on the ID card.The only way to (trace)
obtain a child’s ID (card) information
is by the ID number printed on the ID card.
(If the ID card is lost or stolen, potential perpetrators can not gain access
to a child’s personal information.) If
a child’s ID card is lost or stolen, the information for that child is still in
the computer system and available to legitimate law enforcement.Only
verified Law Enforcement can access (request) the Child’s Information.There
is no internet access to the computer system.
(? Should this be under security? YES)The
Rotary Child Safety Id System Project is the only known program to accept
newborns to children up to age 18.Updating
a child’s information: You can update the information at any ID Event. In
children newborns to 4 years old every 6 months5
years old to 17 years old once a year.
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to do if a child is abducted.
a child is registered with the Rotary Child Safety Id System Project, provide law
enforcement with the child’s ID card.
a child is registered, but you can not locate the ID card, inform law
enforcement the child is registered and provide law enforcement with child’s
full name and date of birth.
information pertaining to the location and events that occurred, a picture of
the child (such as the Rotary Child Safety Identification Card), a physical
description of the child including clothing worn and type of shoes, (the)
and any description of the suspect and/or any vehicle involved.
you hear or see an AMBER Alert…
for the child, suspect and vehicle described in the alert.
report any sightings by calling 911.
not attempt to stop or intervene as it mat harm the child or you.
about Privacy and Security?
Rotary Child Safety Id System Project has endeavored to provide both the privacy
and security of the information and the computer system.
of the information is achieved by omitting the child’s name and address from
the Identification Card and also omitting the child’s address from the
of the computer system is provided by making access to the information only
available to law enforcement officials who can activate an AMBER Alert.
is no internet access to the computer system by anyone other than the
Source United States Department of Justice