District opens reporting website, will launch app. Both will allow students to anonymously report incidents directly to school officials
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2018) – The City School District of New Rochelle announced at its Board of Education meeting last night that it is partnering with Westchester County-based Anonymous Alerts®, an award-winning anti-bullying and safety reporting mobile app and system for students, community members and staff.
Anonymous Alerts® is a patented anonymous two-way communications® system that empowers students to anonymously report bullying and harassment, weapons, drug/alcohol usage and other safety concerns directly to school officials.
Last night, the school district launched the reporting website: https://www.anonymousalerts.com/newrochelleps/. This site can also be found through a link on the District website’s homepage, http://www.nred.org/, under “Important Resources” and school home pages. Once the app is launched, the school district will make an announcement to students.
School district officials stressed that Anonymous Alerts® is a reporting system to district and building administrators. It is not meant for use in emergencies. People in an emergency should continue to call 9-1-1.
The new technology at students’ fingertips will help them to anonymously discuss sensitive topics, have compassion for others, and learn self-awareness about issues confronting today’s youth. Administrators will get an app of their own called the Anonymous Alerts Incident Management app to anonymously respond to students, track incidents and take notes.
In the near future, students, parents and staff will be able to directly download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free and gain access with a simple activation code provided by the school district, to send reports anonymously to school officials.
“With the development of this partnership, the Board of Education and the school district administration will empower students to be engaged citizens and easily voice any bullying or safety concerns they may have to the school administration,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.
“The Board of Education has heard the concerns from our parents and community,” said Board President Rachel Relkin. “The school district has always strived for increased openness and communication among its students, parents and staff and this app will further the district’s mission.”
Monitoring hours for the system will be during school days between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“We are excited to help encourage students in the City School District of New Rochelle to voice their concerns to school administration and take a stand against bullying or harmful behavior with our cutting-edge technology,” said T. Gregory Bender, President & CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC.
Anonymous Alerts® serves more than 5,000 schools across the United States.
About Anonymous Alerts®
The Anonymous Alerts®award-winning mobile applications were developed to encourage students to quickly report bullying and other safety concerns on school and college campuses. Bullying, cyberbullying, drug use/dealing, depression, safety threats, and more can all be reported directly to authorized personnel through easy-to-use mobile apps and a hosted website. The mobile apps and systems are completely customizable for each client. Anonymous Alerts® is Patented (U.S. Patent No. 9,071,579) with additional patents pending. Anonymous Alerts, LLC is based in White Plains, NY and is rapidly growing throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit www.anonymousalerts.com or call 914-220-8326.
About the City School District of New Rochelle
With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.