“I get very concerned when we’re outsourcing that work to technology. Every school in America has a teacher in every classroom, so have we trained those folks first to do that work?” Klinger said.

Amanda Klinger, director of programs for the Educator’s School Safety Network, said the organization sees “a lot” of apps aimed at keeping students safe.

She said they can be a helpful tool but cautioned against what she said is an increasing tendency among some educators to rely on technology for school safety rather than building relationships with students, which can help students feel comfortable reporting problematic behavior to adults.

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