Apr 272010

The Freemasons have a program to protect your children.  Dubbed “Masonichip,” the initiative claims to utilize technology to defend children from “really bad people out in the world.”

Making a difference through technology!

Welcome to the new “cloud computing” informational portal supporting Masonic Safety Identification Programs conducted independently at differing levels of activity by over (35) Grand Lodges of Masons in North America. It is managed by the Directors of MasoniCHIP International a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public foundation of the Conference of Grand Master of Masons in North America.

While the name certainly brings to mind RFID microchipping, this is not yet a part of Masonichip.

There is no “chip” in Masonichip as it stands for Masonic Child Identification Program and includes Abduction Awareness and “Safe Kids” Education benefits to all children and parents attend events and participate. At Masonichip EVENTs, comprehensive Safety ID packages are generated “at no cost…free of charge” to participants in North America. At Masonichip EVENTs, the Masons set up the equipment and enlist the volunteers necessary to generate individual completed identification packages. Pariticipation in a Masonichip EVENT offers much to educate and give parents and children alike a chance to contemplate the consequenses of being missing or exploited while they are progressing through the Event. Young children think…”why are my parents making me go through this…it must be important.” They realize that there are really bad people out in the world that can do them harm and they take the “Safe Kids Tips” handed out more seriously.

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