Yes, AngelSense is allowed in schools and complies with all privacy regulations. In the rare case that your child’s school has an objection, our AngelSense School Liaisons are here to help you. Most schools welcome AngelSense and encourage Using it at School as it gives parents and schools a way to keep children who are prone to eloping safe, teaches independence, and facilitates communication between schools and parents.
We have a Complete Guide for Schools that helps introduce school staff to the many benefits of AngelSense. In regard to school policies that ban communication devices, we fully comply by providing parents and school staff the ability to completely disable the communication features during school hours. School staff can also access a School Dashboard that gives school guardians the option to update school days and hours when communication features will be disabled, get arrival, departure, and voice activation notifications, and optional access to your child’s timeline during school hours. Learn more about Disabling Voice Features at School.
AngelSense has several School Safety Benefits to give parents peace of mind during the school year (even if voice features are disabled at school). Starting from the time they get on the school bus, you can see that they are in transit, track their route, and see the speed of the school bus. You then get an alert when they arrive safely at school – or if they haven’t arrived on time – and throughout the day you will be alerted immediately if your child leaves the school boundaries. If permitted, you can use 2-Way Voice to communicate with them and if able, they can press the Call Request SOS button to let you know that they need to speak with you. At the end of the school day, you’ll get an alert when they leave school – or if they don’t leave school on time (ensuring they never get left behind). You can then track the bus and see their ETA. If the bus misses your stop, gets delayed, or goes off course – you will get notified and be able to intervene. Several of our parents have been able to use the 2-Way Voice feature on the bus to prevent bullying, calm a child during a meltdown, and even provide instructions to a new bus driver.
If you have any questions or concerns, our Customer Support team has information and school liaisons to help. Usually, objections are resolved once it is pointed out that mobile phones pose a far greater privacy risk than AngelSense – our device cannot record, does not have video capabilities, the number of minutes included in the service plan is 60 minutes per month, and voice capabilities can be disabled.