Colquitt County School District Launches Anonymous Alerts Reporting App
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
As part of the Colquitt County Schools' continual efforts to ensure students have a safe and secure learning environment, the district is launching the Anonymous Alerts safety application. The system empowers students, parents, and the community to anonymously report tips about a variety of subjects, including bullying, drugs, harassment, weapons on campus, threats, and mental health concerns. The new anonymous 2-way communications system empowers individuals to 'See Something, Do Something' by securely sharing reports about safety concerns and other potentially dangerous activities directly with school administrators. Providing a safe channel for students to communicate about their experiences is instrumental in promoting positive, healthy behaviors as students navigate educational adaptations.
"The Anonymous Alerts reporting system can get information to the right people at the right time. Students always have the need to be heard, and this tool will provide critical resources for them. In addition, students can continue an anonymous conversation with administrators while providing helpful information around an incident or mental health concern to foster safer school climates," said Ben Wiggins, Superintendent of Schools.
Promotional materials will be printed in bright colors and images to attract student attention. Posters will be displayed in high-traffic areas and restrooms and will be updated routinely. Students will also have access to a QR code, informational web pages, and links will be displayed in multiple locations throughout the district's website and school web pages.
Students, parents, and staff members can download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free and gain access to the system by using a simple, unique activation code provided by the district. A custom website portal link will be located on district and school website pages to encourage students to send reports from any web browser. There is also a student Help Center located on the mobile app with mental health resources and 3rd party website links. By default, anonymous, two-way communication, if selected by the submitter, will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reports filed outside of these times can still be accepted for two-way communication during the next school day.
"We are thrilled to partner with Colquitt County Schools. Our Anonymous Alerts system can directly help in enhancing a healthy, safe learning environment for students," said T. Gregory Bender, President and CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC.
To access the webform for submission or more information on Anonymous Alerts, please visit https://www.colquitt.k12.ga.us/departments/student-services/school-safety.Instructions for downloading the app from Apple Store and Google Play are located on the website.