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The Best Way to Report Crime Anonymously In Miami

Posted by Torch Team on Jun 13, 2018 10:32:00 AM

We love our city and our neighborhoods. Unfortunately, with that beauty comes criminal activity. Sometimes you’ll see a crime or something suspicious taking place right in front of you. To help keep your community and neighborhood safe, you need a way to report it, without having to call 911, and to do it anonymously.

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Topics: Crime Reporting

To Crime Tipsters: There is Power and Safety in Anonymity

Posted by Torch Team on Jun 7, 2018 4:49:37 PM

So many news stories, so many crimes.

A man points a gun at a 16 year old girl on her way to Miami Norland Senior High and orders her to get into his car.

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Topics: Crime Tips

How Cell Phones in Miami Schools Can Help Prevent School Shootings

Posted by Torch Team on Jun 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With the rate of school shootings showing no sign of decreasing, all eyes are on America’s schools. What can be done to prevent a school shooting? How can we respond to them more quickly and effectively? And what do we do when the worst occurs?

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How a Torch Tip can Stop Future Miami Home Invasions

Posted by Torch Team on May 31, 2018 11:47:05 AM


Something seems off ...

It isn’t a smoking gun, but it doesn’t look quite right to you either. You’re familiar with all your neighbors, and this fellow isn’t one of them. He’s walking up and down your street, and while he is wearing track pants, he’s not walking fast enough to break a sweat. There are a few people walking their dogs, but he doesn’t acknowledge them. And he seems to be most interested in examining the homes with their curtains open …  

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Topics: Home Invasions

The Role Social Media Plays in Identifying a Possible School Shooter

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 24, 2018 9:00:21 AM

Here’s an unsettling idea: The nation’s next school shooter is probably bragging about it on social media right now.

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Two Way Emergency Notification to Alert Students

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 19, 2018 9:24:00 AM

Emergency alerts are one of the best ways to protect students at schools and universities. They’re so important, the Department of Homeland Security’s Campus Safety rules require them for U.S. higher education institutions.

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Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Eight years ago, a Pew Research study found that 65% of high school students brought a cell phone to school daily, regardless of school rules. By 2018, that percentage had risen to 82%, with school-age kids’ daily mobile screen time expanding from an average of 15 to 48 minutes per day.

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How Technology Can Stop School Shootings Before They Happen

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 12, 2018 10:10:00 AM

As the U.S. grapples with the issue of school shootings, one myth pervades the controversy: There are no warning signs. Research shows that’s not true. There are lots of warning signs, if only we can identify and deal with them.

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Topics: school shootings and technology

Do Metal Detectors at School Work and Keep Students Safe

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In the wake of school shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, many people wonder why metal detectors aren’t standard-issue in U.S. schools. We already have them in airports, jails, and government buildings. Don’t they add safety to public spaces?

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The Warning Signs of a School Shooter

Posted by Torch Team on Apr 6, 2018 5:25:24 PM

It’s a myth that there are no warning signs before a school shooting. Experts say the warning signs are there, but they’re often overlooked or ignored by school staff, police, parents, students, and even mental health professionals.

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Topics: School Shooting Warning Signs

Society has Changed, Technology has Changed…We as Citizens and Parents Need to Change too

Posted by Mike Paolillo on Feb 20, 2018 7:35:46 PM

When I was a kid I thought that I had it rough. I thought that school was tough. I had to deal with bullying for a few years and I couldn’t image anything worse. I wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. Inside I was a tough kid but it still took its toll on me and affected me for years after.

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