School Security :: March 24, 2009

Security Spotlight

  • Research Reveals Parents' Online Concerns

    According to new research, more than half of parents cite inappropriate people such as strangers or child predators and content such as adult imagery or depicted violence as the biggest online threats they perceive to their children. But it found that only about a third of them know that there are parental control tools available that can help insulate kids from these perceived threats. More

School Security News & Issues

  • California District Looks for Sponsor Dollars To Fund Surveillance System

    The San Ysidro School Board and Sunset Elementary School in San Ysidro, CA have begun a marketing campaign to find sponsors to foot the bill for a wireless surveillance service from SensorWave Technology to monitor the school grounds. The school, which is about a mile from a United States-Mexico border crossing south of San Diego, has become an after-hours haven for alcohol consumption, drugs, and prostitution, activities that leave behind school yard flotsam such as bottles, drug paraphernalia, and graffiti. More
  • Indiana District Secures E-Mail and Web with Appliances

    The School City of Hammond in Indiana has deployed McAfee's network security solutions to secure the district's schools from cyber crime. The district deployed E-Mail Gateway and Web Gateway appliances throughout the school system. More
  • Pennsylvania District Installs Visitor Tracking System

    The DuBois Area School District in Pennsylvania has installed Raptorware's V-soft, a Web-based software application that aids education facilities in tracking visitors, students, faculty, and volunteers to help control campus safety. More
  • Allegany School District Upgrades Data Communications

    Allegany County Public Schools has built a new data network using equipment from Extreme Networks to support voice, video, and data communication across its 22-school district. More