The old or traditional way was for a student to submit a paper note in the principal's locked box. The Anonymous Alerts app provides a new, innovative way for students to submit reports and to establish a two-way anonymous dialogue with school officials
Croton-on-Hudson, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2016
Reflecting school officials’ dedication to creating the best possible learning environment for each and every student, Anonymous Alerts, a new state-of-the-art mobile communications tool that empowers students to report their concerns quickly, has been implemented by the Croton-Harmon School District, which serves approximately 1,700 students. Thanks to this patented mobile app technology, students can now quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent or sensitive information to authorized school officials. The app allows students and other school personnel to maintain their confidentiality while calling attention to situations like bullying, safety concerns, family problems or other situations that may warrant immediate attention by school officials. Proven in numerous school districts throughout the U.S., the Anonymous Alerts® technology facilitates the quick reporting of bullying, cyberbullying, drug and alcohol issues, depression, dating violence, and other issues worthy of attention.
According to Dr. Edward Fuhrman, Superintendent of Schools for the Croton-Harmon School District, “We are excited to launch Anonymous Alerts® which will provide our students a two-way anonymous dialogue with school officials using mobile apps to communicate their concerns. The old or traditional way was for a student to submit a paper note in a locked box in front of the principal’s office.” Dr. Edward Fuhrman said, “This technology is another step demonstrating our district’s reputation for excellence and commitment to making each of our schools safe so that each and every student can excel in their growth and learning. In addition to being a proven way of preventing more serious incidents in our schools, this system will also help us minimize the distractions which can often prevent students from getting the most out of their educational experience.”
To use this revolutionary new app, students or other school personnel can simply visit the Croton-Harmon School District website at http://www.chufsd.org and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or text link to submit a message expressing their concern. Anonymous Alerts® mobile applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or the Chrome Web Store. Students in the Croton-Harmon School District will be supplied with simple login and password information, making the app remarkably easy to use. In addition, informational posters explaining how to use the app will be displayed throughout schools and offices in the district. All reports remain completely anonymous, although submitters have the option to reveal their identity if they prefer. The system will be monitored during school days between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm.
"We’re very excited to partner with Croton-Harmon School District, to maintain the maximum safest and optimal learning environment for all students in the district. Studies have found that there is no intervention in 70% of all bullying incidents in U.S. schools, and we applaud these district leaders for taking action to protect and serve their students, “said Gregory Bender, President & CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC.
The Croton-Harmon School District includes the town of Cortland, Yorktown and Ossining as well as the village of Croton-on-Hudson. The district’s elementary and middle schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as “Schools of Excellence,” and Croton-Harmon High School has been named one of the top high schools in New York State and the nation.
About Anonymous Alerts
Anonymous Alerts® was developed to address core issues surrounding the quick reporting of bullying, cyberbullying, depression, dating violence and campus safety threats directly to authorized personnel. Anonymous Alerts® is Patented (U.S. Patent No. 9,071,579) with additional patents pending. Anonymous Alerts is rapidly growing, serving 1.2 million students and over 1,500 schools throughout the United States. Anonymous Alerts, LLC is based in White Plains, NY. For more information, please visit http://www.anonymousalerts.com or call 888-291-2090 or 914-220-8326.