by Dylan Buckley
According to an article on New York’s Southeast Patch, the company Anonymous Alerts has developed an app that allows students to report bullying and other negative activity in schools anonymously. They have formed a partnership with the Putnam North Winchester Board of Cooperative Education Services to distribute the anti-bullying app throughout the 728 public school districts in the state of New York.
The app allows students as well as parents to connect with school administrators and anonymously report negative incidents taking place in the school such as bullying, self-harm, and depression. It can be downloaded for free from the Apple, Google Play, and Chrome stores. The app also has a web-based version to report activity through. Both Anonymous Alerts and PNW BOCES are excited about the partnership.
The CEO and President of Anonymous Alerts, T. Gregory Bender, said: “Partnering with PNW BOCES will now give all New York State Public School Districts the opportunity to purchase our Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety mobile app reporting system. We are very excited about our new partnership with PNW BOCES.”
The Assistant Superintendent of PNW BOCES, John McCarthy, commented on the partnership as well: “Our top priority is student safety and we are excited to partner with Anonymous Alerts on a statewide level.”