We Safeguard Children & Tackle Obesity One Step at a Time
ClassHug monitors where every child is every second you're out of the classroom and instantly alert you if they stray further away than you want. Cut the stress of headcounts and lost children, focus on being a teacher.
The StepITS programme combines IoT enabled pedometers with a web platform of targets, challenges and real-time league tables to get children moving and keep them active for the long-term.
We are a SEN secondary school and use ClassHug primarily during off-site educational visits. Trip leaders will attach trackers to pupils with the potential to abscond or wander off. High risk pupils will have a high staff provision and ClassHug will act as a safety net, should human error occur and the pupil manages to separate themselves from the group. Staff are immediately alerted and can bring the pupil back to a safe distance. ClassHug is also used during visits with larger amounts of more able pupils. Here most if not all pupils will have a tracker attached and the trip leader can ensure that their entire group is with them. An example could be a group in the museum where a pupil stops to read a display whilst the rest of the group continue on; the staff will be alerted and can stop and wait for the pupil before they can no longer find the group. There is the intention to trial ClassHug being used on site for pupils who abscond from lessons and hide around site. Staff can navigate around the school and know they are close when the pupil becomes back "in range". It helps narrow down a pupils position without wasting time circulating around the school.
The service we have received from ClassHug staff has been excellent. Everyone has been friendly and most importantly reachable. Questions have been answered quickly with advice taking into account our best interests rather than making more money from us. Replacement trackers are replaced with ease and speed. Staff are open to suggestions and want to develop their product and services.
No teacher sleeps well the night before a trip, ClassHug's innovative technology provides a simple solution to that all to familiar fear, "What if one of them runs off?" As a teacher leading a trip you now know that your beloved little angels can run, but they can't hide!
The HugGroup have been so supportive in the initial stages of setting up the trackers. Our Children are happy to wear them and our parents are happy because they have peace of mind. I believe in being pro-active not reactive when our children's safety is concerned. The ClassHug trackers are well worth investing in.