Devices That Can Help Keep Kids Safe in Schools

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guaranteeing school safety is increasingly more difficult. But tech expert Scott Schober has some important points to keep in mind. Even though parents may feel they have no control over their children’s safety once they leave home, he says, technical advances applied with old-fashioned common sense are one way to feel more prepared.

Schober, CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, recently shared safety tips from the National Crime Prevention Council on his blog. Staying in touch with your child while he or she is at school is something every parent should consider carefully, he says. “This isn’t as simple as sending them off with an iPhone,” Schober cautions. Parents should make sure the devices are used in compliance with school regulations and also understand the advantages and disadvantages of GPS tracking capabilities. For more tips, visit: