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Police warn school children to protect their valuables
7:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
CHILDREN returning to school after the summer holidays are being urged to take steps to protect their smart phones, tablets and other gadgets.
Police are warning youngsters in Devon and Somerset that laptops, tablets and mobile phones are extremely attractive to opportunist thieves as they are valuable, quick to steal and easy to sell on.
Tips to protect your property include: o Don't leave your phone in your back pocket or on the table unattended.
o Record any serial numbers on your phones or laptops. This information can be passed on to police in the case of the item being stolen.
o Mark your property. You can have items etched or buy special sticky labels that when attached to a computer or other device, are nearly impossible to remove.
o Laptop tracking software is one method you can use to actively try and find out where your missing laptop has got to.
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