K-12 Schools are the #1 place that laptops are reported stolen. We continue to see schools as the location of thefts when LoJack for Laptops customers file missing reports, though the incidence of theft overall is much higher than we see. For example, a recent story of out the UK shows that a single school has seen 66 laptop thefts in the past month.
If you're a parent, you should be concerned about this theft. Whether the laptop is one you have purchased or it has been purchased by your school district, you'll want to take steps to protect it. Losing a laptop can not only mean loss of personal files but also impacts a student's ability to take part in the ongoing curriculum.
Talk to your kids about laptop safety at school:
If you have concerns about the security of your laptop at school, talk to school administrators. Ask about policies on locking classroom doors, having entry-proof doors, keeping windows locked, having alarms, the availability and security of computer storage rooms or areas and what other steps are in place to secure laptops used at school.
General laptop care & laptop security tips:
For Teachers & School Administrators
For tips for teachers and school administrators on this topic, read our InTelligence feature on Keeping School Tablets Safe, which includes tips on keeping devices (laptops & tablets) safe in the classroom. Contact us to learn how we can help keep your school laptops protected with LoJack for Laptops. Our team has seen that even the word of our software being installed has helped to deter additional laptop theft attempts!