Safe Kids Network

When most people first learn that that the FBI receives over 2,100 reports of missing children each and every day, they think, “That can’t be right.  There must be a mistake with those statistics.”  Unfortunately, that’s not an error or a typo.  In fact, close to 360,000 children are abducted every single year.  The tiny percentage of missing child cases that receive high profile media attention often gives people an inaccurate view of how widespread and serious this problem has become.  The sad fact is that close to 1,000 children are abducted every single day.

As scary and depressing as those statistics are, there is hope.  Two of the most important things that parents can do, to minimize the chances of becoming a statistic, include: educating their children and preparing themselves in a responsible way, in the event of an emergency.  One of the best ways that parents can prepare themselves is by keeping accurate records of their children in a safe place.  In the event of an emergency, every second counts.  Being able to quickly provide accurate information about your child to law enforcement is crucial.

Safe Kids Network provides the country’s premier child safety kits to schools, day care centers, and preschools all around the country.

Each kit contains:

  • forms to document each child’s medical and personal information, including allergies and medications,
  • blood type, height, weight, hair and eye color
  • birth date,
  • a dental chart for primary and secondary teeth,
  • a 10-finger fingerprint chart with a safe, non-toxic ink strip
  • instructions for obtaining a DNA hair sample with a heavy gauge storage bag
  • two Safe Shoes Child IDÔ labels
  • two pages of comprehensive safety tips
  • and a chart to denote any unique physical features

These child safety kits arm parents with the ability to educate their children in an informed, non-fear based manner.  Additionally, these kits help parents to compile all of the critical information that law enforcement would need in the event of an emergency.

If you represent a school, preschool, or day care center, or you are a community-minded business who would like to learn more about sponsoring a program in your area, please visit our Program section on this website.  If you are a parent who would like your child’s school, day care center, or preschool to provide you with one or more of these child safety kits, we encourage you to contact the director or principal of your child’s school or day care center.  Ask them to contact us about providing them with a supply of child safety kits, which they can distribute to their families.

Our Mission

Safe Kids Network coordinates the distribution of child safety kits by working with day care centers, preschools, and public and private schools.  To learn more about how we coordinate these programs, please visit our Safety Kits section.

We are firmly committed to providing children and families with the information and tools that they need to stay educated, informed, and prepared.  While we recognize that there is no guaranteed way to prevent an emergency, we believe that the child safety kits that we distribute, with the help of schools and day care centers, can help to greatly reduce the risks that many families fall victim to each day.  The kits that we help to distribute allow families to take a proactive role in educating their children, while properly preparing for an emergency.

The kits that we help to distribute are presently used by thousands of law enforcement and government agencies throughout the country, including the NYPD, the US National Coast Guard, and the Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

While we do not advise families to use a fear-based approach when it comes to educating their children, we do encourage families to speak with their children in a way that they can understand, without overwhelming them.  The child safety kits that we distribute include safety tips that help parents to share important information with their children in a responsible, informed way.

If you would like to receive a child safety kit for your child, we encourage you to contact the director or principal of your child’s school or day care center, and share our company’s information with them. 

In many cases, we are able to coordinate these programs in a way that enables schools and day care centers to receive our child safety kits at no cost.

Please refer to our Program section below or Contact Us for more information.

Our Program

We distribute child safety kits in two primary ways:

1.) Selling the child safety kits outright to day care centers, preschools, and public and private schools.

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2.) Providing the child safety kits at no cost to day centers, preschools, and public and private schools, after a local, community-minded business sponsors the cost of the kits.

Many day care centers, preschools, and schools have highly restricted budgets that make it difficult to fund the cost of our child safety kits.  

To help address this challenge, we have kept the cost of our kits as affordable as possible, so that schools, even with the tightest budgets, will find it more feasible to purchase our kits for their children. 

Additionally, when a school or day care center elects to have the kits sponsored by a local business, we work diligently to secure an appropriate sponsor for the distributing school or day care center.  We actively reach out to businesses in the community, whose products and services are geared towards children.  Specifically, we will often invite Pediatricians, Dentists, children’s clothing stores, and other businesses that cater to children and families, to sponsor the kits.

If you are a business owner who would like to sponsor a child safety program or you’re considering sponsoring a program, we’re confident that you will find your participation to be an extremely fulfilling and smart business decision.

Businesses that sponsor child safety programs are placed prominently on the front cover of each child safety kit that they sponsor. 

We can include your company’s full color logo as well as your business address, phone number, and even your website address on the front cover of each kit. 

Unlike print ads that might last a day or so before they’re thrown out, these child safety kits are often kept by parents for many years.  If you are a business that provides products or services to families in your local community, we believe that this is one of the best ways for you to enhance your company’s presence in a positive way.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you and we highly encourage you to contact us at your convenience.  Whether you’re a school, a day care center, a preschool, or simply a concerned business or member of your community, we’d be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

We read each and every email we receive and it’s our goal to respond to inquiries in a timely manner.  Please reach us directly at info@SafeKidsNet.org

Resources

Staying informed and educated is a vital part of protecting your children from the many dangers they face each day.  The following websites provide a wealth of information that can help to further educate you and your family.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

FBI’s Website Resources on Kidnappings & Missing Persons

AMBER Alert (US Department of Justice’s Website)

America’s Most Wanted (Missing Children)