Label your device in case it is lost
Consider putting a recognisable sticker or another type of label with your name or contact information on your device so anyone who finds it can return it. A label allows someone to find out who owns the device, even if the battery dies.
Password protect your devices
While it sounds obvious, if anyone steals your device they will have to defeat your password to get at your data. Although it is not impossible to defeat password protection on a digital device, it adds a useful layer of protection, buying you time to locate and recover the device.
Use tracking software to help get your stolen device back
Getting your device back is not impossible, particularly if the device itself can tell you where it is and you can communicate with it using a sort of “remote control” via SMS or other methods. You may even be able to communicate with the person who has it.
Always backup your files
Even if you can’t recover a stolen device, that does not mean you have to lose all your information and software. There are plenty of options for backup these days, including online backup.
Store your device in secure a place where possible
Put your device away out of sight when not in use. There may be an arrangement for your device to be kept in a locked classroom, cupboard, or drawer. Lockers are also available for student use (see Ms. Hill in the office). The school will begin installing laptop storage and charging lockers across the school next year.