Mt. Pleasant, SC (PRWEB) August 9, 2004
Sharon Harper of Mt. Pleasant, SC has recently introduced a new franchise, Safe Kids CardÂ, into South Carolina. The parent company, My Family CDÂ, is located in California and has been established for about three years. ÂWe currently feature three types of IDs for the families in South Carolina. We have the Safe Kids/Teens CardÂ, Safe Adults CardÂ, and Safe Pets CardÂÂ, stated Harper, President & CEO of the South Carolina franchise.
ÂThe Safe Kids CardÂ has hit the market with quite an impact. The discs look like an ID card, but are actually downloadable CD-ROMs which contain critical information, contact information, medical information, three digital photographs (color) and a digital thumb print for the child/adult IDs.
Also, enough space is left on the CD so a parent can scan one document onto the disc and place a short video clip of the child on the discÂ one time only. ÂLaw Enforcement Officers and medical personnel love this new form of ID for many reasons. In the event something happens to a child, law enforcement can take the CD parents give them and email its entire content in seconds to the media and other local authorities. People need to remember that the first 20 minutes of a childÂs disappearance is the most critical block of time to disseminate information. Being able to broadcast pictures and information locally within minutes is essential for a childÂs safe return.Â
According to the Vanished Children's Alliance, every 40 seconds another child is missing or abducted. "We are not helping our children by pretending that these things don't happen", says Harper. "By not telling our children of these dangers, we are also keeping them vulnerable. To empower our children, you first must educate them," she says.
This statistic is as frightening as it is true. Unfortunately, far too many American parents have an "It can't happen to my kid" attitude. This very attitude may be one of the major contributors to this national crisis.
The primary goal of Safe Kids CardÂ of South Carolina is to reduce the alarming numbers of lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children in the state by taking a proactive approach. ÂIn the short period of time I have had the franchise, I have already received two endorsements from local Police Chief Roddy Perry, Mt. Pleasant Police and Police Chief Reuben Greenberg, Charleston City Police.Â
To achieve the primary goal Harper stated, ÂI need to get this service in front of every parent in South Carolina and the way to do that is with a mobile unit that can be driven to homes, schools, businesses, etc. Currently, I am going to daycares, schools, grand-openings, and group meetings for moms. Something this important needs to be made available now and I will pursue corporate sponsorship from various sources.
The second goal of Safe Kids CardÂ of South Carolina is to educate the public on how to prevent child abductions, how the Amber Alert system works, and how critical time is when the impossible happens. After September 1, 2004, Harper will offer schools, groups, etc. a free program called ÂSafety N.E.T. KidsÂ No Easy Targets, that is geared to teach children its okay to say no, what to do when they are approached by a stranger, and how to react in other potentially dangerous situations.
For information that could save a child's life, contact Sharon Harper at (843)697-0726 or Sharon@safekidscard.com, and /or visit the corporate website http://www.safekidscard.com.
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