WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anonymous Alerts, LLC is now partnered with PNW BOCES to begin distributing its nationally recognized and patented Anonymous Alerts® anti-bullying and safety reporting app system to all 728 public school districts in New York State. Putnam Valley Central School District is the first district in Putnam County to take advantage of the new program offered by PNW BOCES through the Regional Safety Services CoSER. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying or cyberbullying, depression, drugs, gang-related issues, campus threats, and other sensitive topics through private messages sent to school officials using the Anonymous Alerts® mobile app system.
"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," said T. Gregory Bender, President and CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC.
Students, parents and staff can download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free and gain access with a simple activation code to place reports directly to school officials. Web-based reporting is also available to students, parents and the community. Message topics for submission may include student bullying, cyberbullying, family issues, cutting/self-injury, drug and alcohol abuse, student depression, sexual harassment, gang related issues, or unusual student behavior. The Anonymous Alerts® patented system is sold to each district through licensing for an annual subscription.
FAST FACTS ABOUT BULLYING AND SCHOOL SAFETY
- 64% of students do not report being bullied
(Source: PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center)
- 88% of social media-using teens have witnessed other people be mean or cruel
on social network sites (Source: Pew Research)
- 96% of students own a smartphone (Source: Cyberbullying Institute)
- Heroin use is on the rise amongst young adults (Source: HBO)
- 80% of violent events someone knew about them ahead of time
(Source: FBI School Shooter Quick Reference Guide)
"Our top priority is student safety and we are excited to partner with Anonymous Alerts® on a statewide level," said John McCarthy, Assistant Superintendent of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. "The beauty of Anonymous Alerts® is the ability for submitters to have anonymous 2-way communications/dialogue about an incident or sensitive issue with school officials," said Michael Sellet, Regional Safety Coordinator of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. "If students see something they can say something anonymously without fear of retribution by their peers with anonymous reporting."
About Anonymous Alerts
Anonymous Alerts® was developed to encourage the quick and anonymous reporting of bullying and other concerns on school campuses. Cyberbullying, drug use/sales, depression, dating violence, weapons, and safety threats can all be reported directly to authorized personnel through the easy-to-use app and hosted website. 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 http://www.anonymousalerts.com or call 888-291-2090 or 914-220-8326.
About PNW BOCES
BOCES is a collaborative of 18 component school districts that provides high quality, cost effective programs and services to our component districts and beyond. BOCES helps your districts grow through our partnerships with you. Over the years, our commitment to excellence and innovation in responding to the needs of both our component school districts, and to those of other districts across New York State, has created an array of services that have been recognized repeatedly at the regional, state and national level as among the best that public education has to offer. BOCES works closely in partnership with all of our school districts to develop the best possible responses to their service needs.
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