: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

Established technology to help keep kids safe

Date Posted: 2006-02-24

Rapid increases in crimes against children have parents worried, but their efforts to keep in touch with their youngsters are being rebuffed by the school systems.

Many parents have given cell phones or PHS phones to their children, but schools have banned the instruments and confiscate them when found. Okinawa Telemessage, Makeman and CocaCola companies think this is wrong, and are stepping in to offer beepers to 15 elementary schools for use by students.

The beeper has the features for parents—and school officials, for that matter—to monitor their kids’ whereabouts and communicate with them. Should something happen, the exact location is indicated on central displays, and will give messages from the school or parents, as well as allow children to send messages to their parents or the school.

The three companies have provided 10,000 beeper units, together with 10,000 batteries. “We’ll do free use for one year,” says an Okinawa Telemessage Company official. “No charge for basic use, but there will be a charge for increased use.”

Another benefit of the beepers is that schools will be able to send messages to every child at the same time. Officials are asking interested parents to call them at 868-1088.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

JU FacebookOkistyleOkistyle

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker