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Cell Phones Have Become a Safety Necessity in Schools

Cell Phones Have Become a Safety Necessity in Schools
Ekho Comm School Cellular Solutions

“Our nation's schools must be safe places to learn, where students feel connected and supported.” 

                      --Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education

SHIFTING MINDSET

While cell phones were once viewed as a distraction in the classroom, that mindset is shifting. In a study sponsored by the NIJ (National Institute of Justice) in the 2009-10 school year, 74% of public schools recorded at least one incidence of violence, which includes serious violence and fights, physical attacks, or threats of physical attack.  If a cellular signal is weak or non-existent, the safety of staff and students is at risk.

In that same study, it revealed the two most pressing School Safety Concerns: 

  • Two way communication between teachers and emergency responders
  • The integration of fragmented and outdated school safety policies, procedures, and training.  

    RELIABLE CELLULAR SIGNAL HELPS CREATE SAFE SCHOOLS 

    Strong cell coverage is essential to effective two-way communication.  Teachers and students inside your school must be able to connect with emergency responders outside of the facility.

    CHALLENGES TO INDOOR CELL RECEPTION 

    • Many schools are constructed of thick, signal-blocking concrete and brick, which prevents a cell signal from entering or leaving the building.  
    • Weak or nonexistent cell signals can also be problematic in classrooms located in a basement or lower level.  
    • Poor reception makes it nearly impossible to communicate critical information via phone calls or texts messages from inside a school.  

    While we don’t want to expect tragedies to happen, it’s important for schools to have appropriate measures in place in the event that it does--and there are solutions

    TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN MAKING YOUR SCHOOL SAFE 

    Contact us for a free consultation regarding cell phone signal amplifiers (repeaters/passive DAS system) and safety for your K-12 school. 

    Enhance Safety and Learning for K-12 Schools Through Reliable Cell Coverage

    Enhance Safety and Learning for K-12 Schools Through Reliable Cell Coverage
    "Our nation's schools must be safe places to learn, where students feel connected and supported. These grants allow local leaders to tailor their approach to school safety and mental health in ways that meet their students' individual needs, and their particular school's unique challenges." -Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education