School Security Expert Lists Six Things Parents Can Do to Help Make Their Child's School Safer

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As students head back to the classroom, a leading school security expert reminds parents of school-age children they can play an important role in helping assure prevention measures are implemented in their child's school.

Patrick Fiel, former security chief for Washington, D.C. schools and now a school safety expert for ADT Security Services, said parents can be as influential as school board members, superintendents, principals and teachers in helping prevent violence in schools. ADT Security Services currently works with more than 15,000 schools and universities across the country to identify ways of improving safety and security on their campuses.

"Parents, who are also taxpayers and voters, have the power to effect change if they are willing to become involved both individually and collectively," he said. "All members of the education community -- including parents -- need to be involved in helping provide a safe and secure environment where children can learn without fear."

To help parents become more involved in securing school campuses, Fiel has a list of six steps they can follow.

"School administrators and teachers cannot be expected to solve the problems of school violence alone," said Fiel. "Parents have to share the burden. By talking with their children, keeping informed, working with other parents, school administrators and law enforcement officials, parents can play a vital role in keeping their children safe at school."

More information about the security solutions ADT provides for schools is available by visiting http://www.adt.com. ADT also offers a free school security assessment by calling (877) 258-6421

About ADT Security Services

Celebrating its 133rd anniversary, ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco International, is the largest provider of electronic security services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout North America . ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. ADT web-site address is http://www.adt.com.

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