The solution to keeping parents informed
KnowYouGo is the solution to this problem. We work independently of colleges and use the technology that every student has in his pocket to report his position at the scheduled times. This system allows parents to have an accurate view of the attendance pattern of their child. The student software tracking app will only report at designated class times and does not record or report any other times of the day. No one besides you and those you elect to share it with can see the results, so there is not an issue of others using the app to locate them.
Parents input the class schedule and have their child load the KnowYouGo app on his phone. At designated class times the KnowYouGo app will check where the student is and determine if he is in the correct location. If he is not within acceptable proximity to the class location, he is noted as absent and parents will get an email alert informing them of the miss. Additionally, the system allows parents to view the full attendance record rather than just the total misses for the semester. This detailed reporting allows you to see if there are trends that would indicate a problem. You may notice there is a particular class that he misses frequently. You may see that he repeatedly skip days at a time to take long weekends for road trips or parties. Whenever a class is missed, the alert will also show you where the student was at the check time. That information is significant as well. Missing class because he was at the library studying is quite different than missing because he was sleeping in or doing any number of other alternative activities that are not the primary purpose of them being in school.
KnowYouGo allows parents to hold their children accountable without watching every movement they make each day. Students enjoy the freedom of college with the benefit of added motivation to attend class and perform up to their abilities.