Keeping students safe in the digital era -- with its myriad dangers -- means a proactive IT strategy

Technology has become a mainstay within the walls of today’s schools. One-to-one computing is enhancing and enriching the student experience, transforming the way we teach and the way we learn.

K-12 schools were expected to spend approximately $4.7 billion on technology this past year, according to IDC, with no sign of a plateau. But as rapid technology adoption continues unabated, the safety of the students who are meant to benefit from these advances is frequently overlooked.

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About the Author:

Harold Reaves is the Global Manager for Absolute Safe Schools. Absolute Safe Schools launched in 2013 and promotes a safe school environment for students and faculty, helping to educate users about device safety and teaching students and staff how to avoid scenarios where they may be at risk. Harold has previously served in notable roles in the city of Columbia, SC, including Director of Homeland Security, Interim Chief of Police, and Police Inspector for Public Safety & Quality of Life. Harold holds Level V certification with the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and served on the Executive Steering Committee for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in S.C.