Parents want to know how schools are using technology and what they are doing to keep children safe while on the technology.
Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
In order to help parents, students and schools, Arizona Family Council administered the “Smart Technology Use” survey to a sampling of school districts in Maricopa County. The results of the survey were then analyzed and each district was given a grade according to how safe and smart the districts were being with their technology.
Arizona Family Council was pleased to present $2,500 and the “Smart and Safe Technology 2013 Award” to Glendale Elementary School District. Glendale District has implemented a “bring your own technology” (BYOT) program in their schools. To ensure safety, they require the devices to be registered, and filters to be placed on them. Glendale Elementary School District is forward thinking with their technology use and their safety measures.
“Parents want to know how schools are using technology and what they are doing to keep children safe while on the technology,” said Arizona Family Council President, Jeremy Geigle. “Many great things are happening in Arizona schools with technology, but there are some concerns too, like lack of Internet safety curriculum. Schools are not being prepared for ‘bring your own technology’ issues. Parents can now use this survey to have a conversation with their district about safety and technology.”
The school districts surveyed were questioned about: student age, Internet use, filters, monitoring software, and “bring your own technology,” as well as which districts are doing it and what policies and education measures have been put in place to deal with the program, as well as other topics.
To read the full survey, grades given to each district, and analysis go to http://www.azfamilycouncil.org.