I have been selected to be part of something pretty cool. It's called the FBI Citizens Academy. The group is comprised of regular citizens in the Capital Region who are leaders and entrenched in the community. Out of three hundred applicants only fifteen were selected and I am honored to be one of them. On Wednesday, we learned a lot about internet safety for children and an app that helps keep your kids safe.

The app is called FBI Child ID and it's a way to keep your child safe by adding important information and pictures. The data that you enter is stored in case your child ever goes missing and you need to alert authorities. If God forbid, your child is abducted or goes missing, you have all of their vital information in one place and at your fingertips.

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Child ID is a free app created by the FBI for parents to have an all-in-one place to keep vital information and current photos available at a moment's notice. There is also a special tab on the app that allows you to quickly and easily e-mail all of the information directly to authorities in just a few clicks.

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There are also important tips on how to keep your kids safe and what to do in those first few hours after a child goes missing. Plus you can edit and upload photos directly from your photo library on your phone. It's available to iPhone users through App Store or if you have an Android, you can go through Google Play.

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These classes that I am taking as part of the FBI Citizens Academy are eye-opening. Not only are we learning how to be safer, but we are also taking a peek behind the curtain at what the FBI does. In the upcoming weeks, I will be sharing what I learn in class. I can't wait to let you in on what I am learning about the FBI.

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