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Disabling Voice at School

Why 2-Way Voice and 1-Way Voice

 

2-Way Voice (AngelCall) allows a parent to call the device to be able to talk to their child without them needing to “pick up” or click anything. This allows parents to help and support their child from afar, or give them more independence. In some cases, the ring may scare the child and the 1-Way Voice (Listen-In) option allows for a silent call. This option is also important if the child is kidnapped or in a hostile environment (see how AngelSense saved the life of a girl with Aspergers that was sexually assaulted).

 

The voice options are also critical when the child is indoors, as GPS does not work indoors. The parent can get a better understanding of the child’s location and guide them to safety.

 

 

Voice features at School

 

Schools generally welcome the AngelSense solution and many are using AngelSense during school to help keep the child safe and locate them quickly in case they wander. In some cases, school staff requests parents to use 2-Way Voice to help calm down the child in case of severe meltdowns.

 

Some schools request the parents to use the voice features in an emergency only.

 

Other schools require that the voice features are disabled during school hours to comply with school policies against electronic devices.

 

For schools that require disabling the voice features, AngelSense provides an automated mechanism to disable the voice features according to a predefined schedule specifying school days and school hours.

 

Control Over the School Schedule

 

Once defined, the school and parents need to agree on who can change the School Schedule (including enabling it immediately for the same day):

 

  1. Parent (default): The parent can sign a commitment letter stating they will not use the voice features during school hours and will only enable it in an emergency situation or on a day that the child is not attending school.
  2. School: The parent needs to add at least one school staff member as a School Guardian (email and phone number). This school staff will have the ability to override the School Schedule and enable the voice features.
  3. AngelSense Customer Care: The parent needs to sign a commitment letter relinquishing their ability to change the School Schedule. To change the schedule, the school needs to send a written request from a predefined email address.

 

In all cases, all parties can receive a notification each time the voice features are enabled/disabled as well as each time the School Schedule itself is changed.

 

The school hours are determined by the times and dates set up in the School Schedule.

 

School Guardians Access

 

Primary Guardians have the ability to AddEdit, and Delete School Guardians and also set up the School Schedule from their Menu.

 

School Guardians can be given, by the parent, any of the following options:

 

  1. Ability to see the Timeline ONLY during school hours
  2. Receive notifications
    • Arrival/departure: Sent ONLY during school hours  (as determined by the times and dates set up in the School Schedule)
    • Status Changes: Sent anytime a change is made to the voice features.
  3. Ability to edit the School Schedule
    • A notification can be sent when any changes are made

 

For an overview of the School Dashboard (the school’s view) click here.

 

Notes for Parents:

 

 

Commitment Letter

 

Voice Features Deactivation Agreement – Parents cannot edit

 

 Other Useful Letters  

Product Description.pdf
No Recording Feature on AngelSense Devices
Sample Wandering Prevention IEP Letter – School.docx.pdf
Sample Doctor Letter ICD-10-CM Wandering Code – School.docx.pdf

 

Notes

Note for Schools: If you are a school requesting the call features be disabled, please contact the parent to set you up as a School Guardian.

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