GALVESTON, TX -- We've all heard about stranger danger. You remember the old videos showed to us in elementary school. It’s the hope of a lot parents that kids know what to do when confronted by possible predators.
This is where 12-year-old Dylan Puccetti of Galveston steps into the scene.
The young, creative Texan is making sure his friends and others don’t fall prey to strangers. He invented a mobile app, which is appropriately named the Save Me App.
Dylan describes it as a digital panic button that alerts parents with a text message and displays the sender’s exact location.
"If you're in trouble, like if I was getting abducted and I had my phone in my pocket, all I have to do is reach down and press the power button,” says Dylan, who is drawn to the emerging technology.
Dylan says he didn't invent the app for some science project but rather the disappearance of Jessica Cain. She was a teenager from Galveston County who vanished back in 1997.
It’s a case he says played a major role in the development of the app. "I hope it'll save somebody's life one day," says Dylan.
Kid, we’re almost positive that it will. A phone with this potential lifesaving technology should be inside every backpack.