How Smart 911 can help in an emergency

Technology Expert Lori Getz, MA, explains what Smart 911 is and shares emergency preparation advice on how smart 911 can help in an emergency
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How Smart 911 can help in an emergency

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Smart 911 is a system that connects your cell phone number to your personal data. Currently, if there was an emergency and you called from your cell phone, you would be sent directly to highway patrol. When you call from a landline, you are sent to a central server that connects… that can dispatch services much more quickly. With smart 911, when you attach your cell phone number to your personal data, including your address, you’re able to dispatch those services much more efficiently.

Technology Expert Lori Getz, MA, explains what Smart 911 is and shares emergency preparation advice on how smart 911 can help in an emergency

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Lori Getz, M.A.

Technology Expert

Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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