Posts by Harold Reaves

Harold Reaves
Harold Reaves is the Global Director of the Absolute Safe Schools Program. Absolute launched the Safe Schools Program in 2013 to educate students, staff and parents on how to avoid becoming easy targets for criminals by teaching best practices and responsible behavior with mobile devices, both on and off campus. The Absolute Safe Schools Program promotes student safety through community collaboration, deters criminal activity and protects the school’s technology investment with onsite safety sessions featuring the Absolute Investigations Team, tips and “Protected Campus” theft deterrent collateral. The Safe Schools Program focuses on bringing the community, students and parents together to keep both the students and mobile devices safe.
5 Steps to Securing Your School’s Mobile Devices Over the Holidays
Harold Reaves
5 Steps to Securing Your School’s Mobile Devices Over the Holidays

Much to the delight of students, faculty and administrators everywhere, holiday break is almost here! But they aren’t the only ones eagerly anticipating end of semester school closings: criminals are also waiting for campus shut downs so they can help themselves to the valuable technology now commonplace in most schools, from K-12 to colleges and universities. Before taking off for the winter break, follow these easy steps to ensure...

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Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education
Harold Reaves
Fostering Digital Citizenship in Education

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 1 of this series,  Harold Reaves, Global Director for Safe Schools and Investigations, shares his insight on cybersecurity in our schools. His extensive...

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It’s Back-to-School: How Safe Are Your Endpoints?
Harold Reaves
It’s Back-to-School: How Safe Are Your Endpoints?

It’s back-to-school season which means plenty of preparation is underway – by families and schools. While students scramble to fill backpacks, get haircuts and buy new shoes, schools are also in a last minute push to ready their classrooms and the learning tools they rely on. An increasingly common alternative to the traditional computer lab on school campuses is the distribution of laptops and tablets pre-loaded with student-focused software....

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Where Are Your Devices?: “Absolute Safe Schools” Program & Data Risks in K-12 Schools
Harold Reaves
Where Are Your Devices?: “Absolute Safe Schools” Program & Data Risks in K-12 Schools

Absolute Safe Schools Helps Promote Safe Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship & data security? We can help. Absolute is empowering schools globally to deliver safe, secure, and more productive learning environments. It’s critical that our students have the skills and intelligence to compete on the world stage, and that’s why we created the Absolute Safe Schools Program, designed to supplement the protection and insights of our education products. The Absolute Safe...

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How a Proactive IT Strategy in K-12 Can Keep Students Safe
Harold Reaves
How a Proactive IT Strategy in K-12 Can Keep Students Safe

Technology is now an integrated aspect of today’s schools, with one-to-one computing enhancing and enriching the way we teach and learn. K-12 schools were expected to spend $4.7 billion on technology in the past year, with no sign of slowing, but the safety of the students who are using these technologies is often overlooked. In an article on eSchoolNews, I discuss How every school can promote safety in a digital...

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