When the school gates opened for the new term, its estimated that under 16s’ bags contained over £3.2 billion worth of tech – a staggering average in excess of £270 per school bag*. Such high values intensify issues associated with loss and theft requiring students to be ever more cautious.
To stay safe and secure we recommend …
- Students shouldn’t leave their smartphones, cameras, iPods and tablets unattended, and when not in use they should be kept secure in a locked bag or locker.
- Don’t show off expensive devices, especially in public spaces. Children and young teenagers make easy targets for unscrupulous thieves.
- Ensure gadgets are registered on Immobilise, recording the make, model, and any serial codes but most importantly for smartphones the IMEI number – for mobiles just key in *#06# on the handset to display the IMEI.
- Bicycles should be kept in the school’s designated areas and secured with a D-lock to an immovable object such as ground mounted loop. Don’t forget to register the bike on Immobilise and consider enhancing the registration with an ImmobiTag RFID tag.
* Statistics sourced from USwitch Survey: USwitch
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