Theft: Protecting Teens From Property Theft in School
By the age of 17, 43 percent of youth in the United States have stolen property worth $50 or less.
Remind teens to keep their
Tell them not to keep money or anything valuable in their lockers, especially overnight.
Tell teens to lock their bikes and not to leave their bikes in isolated areas.
Don’t leave backpacks, purses, other bags, or any-
thing valuable unattended during school hours or at
an after school meeting or practice.
Consider leaving valuables, especially expensive
electronics, at home. If teens do bring their electronics to school, tell them to write down the serial numbers beforehand and make sure they don’t leave valuables in backpacks or on desks.
Tell teens to keep valuables locked out of sight in
their car’s trunk or glove compartments