Text Messaging alerts parents of truants

September 15, 2006 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Skipping school just got a bit harder for some Tucson-area students. Several high schools in the area are using a text-messaging system to alert parents of truant students.

The system, called “Messageyou,” is already in use in Australia. Messageyou sends a text message to parents that have signed up for the program, telling them the child has an unexcused absence.

Oftentimes, parents are hard to reach by phone and cunning students erase messages left on the voice mail.

Or the kids could just do what I did and have ahem, “valid” excuses, as to why they were absent.

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Entry filed under: End-user monitoring, Misc., Social engineering.

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