Using the Pictures2Protect Card

Be prepared for an emergency with a high-quality photo of your child 

In the event that a child goes missing, every second counts. A current photo is often the most important tool to help safely locate the child. The Lifetouch Pictures2Protect® safety card provides exactly that. Through the information on the card, you can give authorities immediate access to your child’s most recent school photo. 

 

A custom series of numbers allows us to
retrieve your child's portrait without
divulging personal information

A custom series of numbers allows us to
retrieve your child's portrait without
divulging personal information
The Pictures2Protect program is offered in most schools that use Lifetouch as their photography partner. If you’d like this program in your school, please tell your school administrators.  
 
How to prepare:

• Request a free digital download of the Pictures2Protect card. The card stays on your smartphone or digital device so it’s quickly available if you need it. You can also send the digital card to trusted caregivers of your child. Request your digital SmileSafe card

• Store a printed version of the Pictures2Protect card in a safe place. You may have received this printed card as part of your school portrait order. Keep it in a place where it won’t get lost and you can quickly access it. For this reason, you should not give the card to your child to keep.

 

What to do in an emergency

If you believe your child is missing, act immediately.

1. Call your local police service. Provide your child’s name, date of birth, height and weight, along with unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.

2. Call the number on the Pictures2Protect card to reach MissingKids.ca. MissingKids.ca caseworkers are available 24/7 to help you in an emergency, toll free at 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477). Let them know you have a Pictures2Protect card, and they’ll help with requesting your child’s image if it’s needed.

3. Lifetouch volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to rapidly respond to child portrait requests.

 

 

Discuss safety strategies

Talking regularly with your child about safety strategies is the best way to keep your child safe. For more information about how to talk with your child about personal safety, and for more information and resources that will help keep them safe, please visit​ kidsintheknow.ca/parents

 

Use the Find Me ID app

Find Me ID is an app designed by the Canadian Centre to ensure parents have access to their child’s vital information in the event that their child goes missing. It also prompts parents to update this information regularly. To learn more about Find Me ID, visit findmeid.ca

Our Partner

in Child Safety

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce victimization by providing national programs and services to the Canadian public. 
 

Learn more about our partnership

Our Partner

in Child Safety

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce victimization by providing national programs and services to the Canadian public. 
 

Learn more about our partnership

Our Partner

in Child Safety

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce victimization by providing national programs and services to the Canadian public. 
 

Learn more about our partnership

Our Partner

in Child Safety

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Since it was founded in 1984, it has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 196,488 missing children. 
 

Learn more about our partnership

Our Partner

in Child Safety

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce victimization by providing national programs and services to the Canadian public. 
 

Learn more about our partnership

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