Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:58 AM by Katie Durio
Updated: Oct 12, 2010 11:42 AM
HLN and Cox are providing a free service designed to help prevent crimes against children by offering parents and guardians practical tools that include digital fingerprints and safety tips through the Digital Fingerprinting for Kids event. Traveling to several cities in April through October, this valuable event is coming to Lafayette on Saturday, October 16 at Parc International from 5:30PM until 9PM. The event will be held in conjunction with Movies in the Parc.
HLN's NANCY GRACE is also partnering with the 2010 campaign. Tour stops will be announced on air and on the show's website, www.cnn.com/nancygrace. Grace is a strong advocate for children and, on her nightly HLN show, stresses the importance of protecting them from the known and unknown dangers that may exist in their communities.
"Every tool at our disposal must be used to help keep our children safe," said Grace. "I am so proud to be a partner with Digital Fingerprinting for Kids on this critical initiative. It's a cause very close to my heart as a mother of twins, a former prosecutor, and as a crime victim. I hope every parent will take advantage of this opportunity to protect their most precious treasures: their children!"
Thousands of children have been fingerprinted since Digital Fingerprinting for Kids' initiation in 2002. Each child receives an 8 x 10 printout with photo, fingerprints, and personal information such as height, weight, and hair color at the event. The reverse side of the printout has branded safety tips. Information and fingerprints are strictly for the privacy of the families, and no information is kept on file. Also, the first 300 kids to attend the event will receive a free DNA kit, safety whistle and co-branded drawstring bag.