Hey, I have discovered something really wonderful. You want to know what it is? Well, I figured out that inmates can now help their children to do their homework every night of the week – if they are able to have that many visits within that time period.
Securus technology has a new program called the Video Visitation App. This app allows inmates to communicate with their children through a video terminal that is located within a correctional facility.
The video terminal can be linked to a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet through the Video Visitation App. Once the app is installed and family members are registered and approved; they can speak with inmates at scheduled visit times.
This technology allows inmates to help their children to do their homework from jail. I think this is a great idea. Keep in mind that many kids with incarcerated parents have a hard time in life. They usually struggle socially and their schoolwork is often negatively impacted during the process.
However, with the Video Visitation App, incarcerated parents are able to lend their child assistance when they are struggling with math or reading. During a video visit, an incarcerated parent can tell their child how complete a specific type of math problem and they can help them to read words on a page.
Don’t forget that a video call allows people to see the person and the environment around them and not just hear them talk. This technology is the second best thing to being in the same room with a person. Military personnel who are stationed overseas use the same technology to contact their loved ones. Securus just uses this technology for inmates to help their kids to maintain some normalcy.
I know that the Video Visitation App will not replace a parent being in the same room as a child. However, it would be foolish to think that it does not help. The truth is that many incarcerated moms and dads benefit from this technology. You can find out more about the Video Visitation App from Securus Technologies website.