89% of Parents Oppose Arming Teachers With Guns in New Survey

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Survey from DefenCall also shows 82% believe panic buttons would increase school safety and 71% feel a smartphone panic button app is a better solution than a wired panic button.

New Survey reveals 89% of parents oppose arming teachers with guns

New Survey reveals 89% of parents oppose arming teachers with guns

This survey shows that parents are both aware of and concerned about what’s being done at their childrens’ schools to protect students

Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) a leading intelligent threat awareness firm, through its subsidiary DefenCall, Inc., today released the results from a regional survey on parents’ attitudes about Kindergarten-12 school safety. The purpose of the survey was to better understand what parents think about safety in their childrens’ schools and learn their opinions on the options available to make schools safer.

“This survey shows that parents are both aware of and concerned about what’s being done at their childrens’ schools to protect students,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. “Also, parents are in touch with technology and recognize that appropriate use of smartphones goes a long way towards increasing security. They said clearly that a smartphone panic button with GPS gives teachers a better way to call for help.”

Other findings in the survey include:

  •     89% of parents said their school had taken steps to increase safety since the Sandy Hook tragedy
  •     50% of parents believe their school is not doing enough to protect students
  •     61% of parents believe their school is safe from gun violence

The full survey report is available for download at http://www.defencall.com/download-the-school-safety-survey-report. The report includes methodology, full results and commentary.

About DefenCall
DefenCall, Inc. (http://www.defencall.com) provides solutions that enhance personal security by connecting community members with first responders and support networks through smartphone technology. DefenCall’s products include Campus StaySafe™, a smartphone-based mobile alerting “panic button” system which connects college students’ smartphones directly to campus security departments, and K-12 StaySafe™ an alerting system that allows classroom teachers immediate emergency “panic button” access to their administration and local police.

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