Parents, install this App on your child's smart phone to instantly find your child's location when you receive an Absence SMS from your school, or if your child is in danger and seeks your immediate help.
From MGM Wireless, Australia's No. 1 School Absence SMS solution provider and used by over 1,000 schools Australia-wide every day, MGM Pinpoint™ is a breakthrough, free new service that improves your child's safety and welfare.
Once Parents install this App on their child’s phone, the next time an absence SMS is received, Parents can click the link in the message to securely and instantly see your child's location on a Map!
GET HELP Alert - FIND YOUR CHILD IF THEY’RE IN DANGER
MGM Pinpoint also has a free 'Get HELP' or ‘Panic Alert’ feature. When the red 'Get HELP' button is pressed by your child, a free SMS is instantly sent to Parents with a link in the message to your child’s most current location. For extra safety and protection, your child can also activate a loud audible alarm.
PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY
Activating this service is a family decision - but the safety benefits to your children are significant. If your child hasn't arrived to school - their safety may be at risk.
Respecting student privacy is an important issue for MGM. To protect privacy, MGM Pinpoint is only accessible to registered parents via secure PIN, and to schools during school hours only, (except 'Get HELP' services which are always available). It's designed to assist parents and schools to keep children safe and secure.
MGM’s systems comply with all Australian Federal and State Privacy and Student Safety Legislation, and are already used by over 1,000 schools and State Education Departments nationally. MGM Wireless never shares your personal details with any third party.
MGM Pinpoint is available free to all schools that use an MGM messageyou™ school SMS attendance , MGM Outreach™ parent messaging or MGM RollMarker™ Cloud App Student Attendance Recording system. You’ll know your child’s school is using MGM if you have received an SMS from your school informing you of MGM Pinpoint™.
LIKE PINPOINT - BUT YOUR SCHOOL DOESN'T USE MGM?
Tell your school Principal or Headmaster about MGM Pinpoint or contact MGM Wireless directly.
This service is currently available to Australian and New Zealand schools only, but will work on any parent's smartphone no matter where they are worldwide. For schools outside Australia and New Zealand that would like MGM Pinpoint, please contact MGM Wireless.
MGM Pinpoint requires your child's phone to have access to the Internet.
MGM Pinpoint is a patent pending technology with advanced geolocation functionality and uses much less battery consumption compared to other location services - without any reduction in location accuracy. Your child will not notice any significant increase in battery use after installing MGM Pinpoint on their phone.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Improved process to reset the Parent PIN through the "forgot your PIN" link.
Improved user interface.
Bug fixes: parent and child phone numbers must be different; "get HELP" bug fixed.