Vancouver, Canada: October 8, 2013 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced the launch of Absolute Safe Schools. Absolute Safe Schools is a comprehensive solution that keeps students and the community safer while securing mobile devices through protection and recovery.
As mobile computing becomes an essential component of education, and many children have several personal mobile devices, schools are now faced with the growing challenge of educating their students on safe use. Absolute Software now provides a solution for K12 with the launch of Absolute Safe Schools. Absolute Safe Schools is designed to educate students, staff and parents on how to avoid becoming easy targets for criminals, providing them with best practices and safe actions when carrying mobile devices. This includes onsite safety education sessions and videos, featuring the Absolute Investigation and Recovery Services team, safety tips, “Protected Campus” theft deterrent materials and toll-free theft tip line.
“Children today are often targeted by thieves for the mobile devices they carry. The results can be deadly. We commend Absolute Software for introducing Absolute Safe Schools to keep students and the community safer while securing mobile devices through protection and recovery,” stated Sean Burke, President at School Safety Advocacy Council.
The Absolute Safe Schools solution works in conjunction with Absolute Software’s proven theft-recovery software – Absolute Computrace® and Computrace Mobile Theft Management. The Absolute Safe Schools solution provides rapid response resources after a theft of a protected device. The Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team will conduct an investigation and will work with local law enforcement to recover devices using proven technology and investigative techniques.
“Violent mobile device thefts are on the rise in North America, which increasingly involve children. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports 30 to 40 percent of all street robberies involve mobile devices. Two-thirds of these robberies target children between the ages of 12 and 18,” said Ward Clapham, Vice President, Investigations and Recovery Services at Absolute Software. “Absolute Safe Schools delivers to K12 a comprehensive solution keeping both children and the community aware and safe on the use of mobile devices.”