Survey: Parents worried over school security

Parents concerned about sexual predators and abductors on campuses.

By Jenni Spinner August 26, 2008

According to a recent survey , nearly half of all parents of children in grades kindergarten through eighth express concern over security at their kids’ schools.

The ADT National Back-to-School Security Survey —sponsored by the Boca Raton, Fla.-based security services firm and conducted by Zogby—polled 1,948 parents. Among the findings:* Nearly 50% of respondents fretted over the possibility of their children falling prey to predators while at school* More than a third believed their child could be taken by a stranger* Nearly 60% of parents stated they would be “very” or “somewhat” willing to pay for increased security at their child’s school.