Sunday, August 05, 2007

Schools 'soft targets' for ICT theives

According to this article, figures published by the Metropolitan Police (Crime in London schools 2000-2004) show the number of burglaries at schools at 7,500 for the period.

"The problem, in part, is that schools are typically ‘soft’ targets. The problem is being further compounded, with respect to burglaries, as the government’s drive to put more computers, projectors, whiteboards and general ICT technology in schools, makes them very desirable targets for thieves."

With these staggeringly high theft figures for schools, this is a point to consider if your child is going to be using a school biometric system.

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