Student Safety

Rave Mobile Safety to Provide Anonymous Tip App to All Oklahoma Public and Charter Schools

Rave Mobile Safety, which provides safety communication solutions to education and industry, announced it has partnered with all Oklahoma public and charter schools to provide its AppArmor anonymous tip program made possible by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The Oklahoma School Safety Institute and Oklahoma School Division made the decision to use the program for the remainder of the grant period until the end of 2023.

In Oklahoma, 1,845 K–12 public and charter schools, representing 92.4 percent, already use the Rave Panic Button, a safety app that communicates with 9-1-1, school staff, and first responders in an integrated manner during emergencies. In addition, nearly 88 percent of school personnel have set up “geo-fenced” adding buildings and staff members into the system.

The AppArmor custom-branded app allows students, staff, and parents to download the software to their phone or other device and works on the “If you see something, say something” principle of allowing users to share concerns confidentially with campus security or other emergency responders. There are over 50 features available, including realtime chat with police and security, a request for assistance while walking home, tip reporting, access to instructions during an immediate threat, push notifications from schools or agencies, and more. To understand how the app works and what it can provide, an online demo is available here.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.