Rave Mobile Safety to Provide Anonymous Tip App to All Oklahoma Public and Charter Schools
- By Kate Lucariello
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.
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.
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.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.