Tamarac, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2007
Ari and Jenna Dorfman have been awarded the exclusive DIGIKIDS® child ID franchise for portions of Broward County, including Tamarac and Fort Lauderdale, announced Michael J. Childs, president.
DIGIKIDS® offers a Child Safety CD that allows parents to quickly provide law enforcement officials, the media, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and other agencies with two high-resolution digital photos along with medical and identifying information to aid in recovery efforts.
"As a police officer and a police dispatcher, Jenna and I know that getting detailed information about a missing child is critical to achieving a safe return," explained Ari Dorfman. "That's why DIGIKIDS® is the superior child safety ID choice for parents, because DIGIKIDS® empowers investigators upfront with key information about a missing child."
"Because Ari and I love working with kids, we were looking for an opportunity to make a difference in children's lives," Jenna Dorfman added. "We felt an immediate connection with the DIGIKIDS® service and people."
A native of South Florida, Ari Dorfman has worked in law enforcement and as a police office for the past 10 years, serving since 2001on road patrol. Before that, he was an after-school and summer camp counselor, and assistant camp director for the Jewish Community Center. He has coached children's roller and ice hockey, a sport he has played himself since the age of 5.
Jenna Dorfman, also a native of South Florida, works as a police dispatcher. She attends Florida Atlantic University, where she is pursuing an elementary education degree. She holds an AA degree in business administration.
The couple married in 2006 and plan to add to their family soon. For recreation and relaxation, the Dorfmans enjoy travel and time outdoors, including mountain biking and hiking.
Offered through schools, preschools, churches, summer camps and other public events, DIGIKIDS® delivers its secure Child ID kits on site in two minutes or less. The cost to enroll each child is only $15.95.
"Ari and Jenna are profile representatives for DIGIKIDS®, not only because they bring a keen understanding of the challenges law enforcement officials face in the safe recovery of missing children, but also because they are passionate about children, family and community," said Michael Childs. "We are proud to welcome Ari and Jenna Dorfman to our fast-growing DIGIKIDS® family of franchisees."
According to the NCMEC, acting within the first 20 minutes of a child's disappearance is critical. By using the easily carried business card-sized CD ROM, parents are equipped to distribute pre-formatted flyers and posters, complete with high-resolution photos and last-minute identifying details, anywhere in the world via internet e-mail.
"The electronic delivery to law enforcement officials of a child's digitized photo can save crucial time, since the chances of safely recovering a child are much greater with the first few hours immediately following a child's disappearance," explains John Walsh, founder of NCMEC.
With its patent-pending technology to create each Child Safety CD, DIGIKIDS® offers parents anywhere a secure and efficient tool that can help speed the return of lost or missing children.
Beyond typical child identity programs that provide only an ID card, the DIGIKIDS® CD enables parents to make a speedy and comprehensive worldwide distribution of critical identifying information using any PC with a CD-ROM drive. Each emergency e-mail and attachments are sent through a dedicated, secure network. DIGIKIDS® does not create or maintain a central database, guaranteeing security and privacy.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, DIGIKIDS® presents and supports its services nationally through independent franchisees. In addition to schools and preschools, DIGIKIDS® ability to produce the Child ID kits on site in two minutes or less affords a perfect opportunity for any local business wishing to sponsor a DIGIKIDS® safety event as a vehicle for giving back to the local community or its employees.
For more information about DIGIKIDS® or about franchisee opportunities in single or multiple territories, visit http://www.digikids-id.com or call 1-888-DIGIKIDS.