School districts rely too heavily on technical solutions to protect their networks and buildings, and they need to focus more attention on communicating and educating their students about physical and cyber dangers--that's one of the key findings in technology reseller CDW-G's "School Safety Index," a research project benchmarking the current status of public K-12 school district safety.

For instance, the survey reports that just 8 percent of districts provide internet safety training to students, despite the dangers of identity theft, physical security, and the potential impact that posting inappropriate content can have on a student's college and career plans. Districts report...

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