School Safety And Technology: Important Issues for All Schools
Beware of the ad that starts the video.
There are many issues that every school needs to address. Especially important is the privacy issues and what happens in an emergency and the lines are blocked from administration use

These issues are addressed in this short video:
How can cell phones impact school safety?
How can digital cameras impact school safety?
How can computers pose a threat to school safety?
What steps should schools take to protect s

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