Anonymous Alerts is the national provider of anonymous incident reporting mobile apps and software systems, the application recently won a patent here in the United States in late June.
The idea behind the app allows students and individuals to anonymously report incidents directly to authorized personnel. This can be sent through a 1-way or 2-way anonymous and encrypted dialogue with an authorized figurehead. The app will assist schools, organizations and other groups, “to detect, defer, deny and control bullying, safety and mental health issues,” according to the company’s recent announcements.
Whether it be bullying, cyberbullying, depression, gang activity, weapons, credible threats and sexual abuse on campuses, these mobile based apps will allow instant reporting, sent anonymously to authorized personnel.
Over 160,000 students stay home every school day due to bullying, according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Student depression amongst teens and college students is believed to be the leading cause of self-harm and suicide, limiting academic performance and attendance in the classroom. As a result of these challenges, schools and organizations are losing millions of dollars in state and federal funding annually. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for those 12-18 years old according to PsychCentral.
The inventor of the new patent entitled, “SYSTEM FOR SENDER/RECEIVER TO SEND OR RECEIVE MOOD RELATED, TIME SENSITIVE OR SECRETIVE CONTENT MESSAGES” is T. Gregory Bender, President/CEO of Anonymous Alerts. Bender states, “Our system and methods are for submission and receipt of anonymous communications, and then transmitting sensitive information through a one-step submission process to targeted authorized receiver(s), the system generates a unique confirmation ID (tracking) code for both students and school officials to use. Administrators are then able to have a 2-way anonymous encrypted dialogue with submitter(s) using the code. The system also alternately allows submitters to identify themselves as an option.”
According to Bender, “With this patent issued by the USPTO, we will expand our efforts focused on growing our customer base, monetizing our new patent and continuing to grow our patent and trademark portfolio. The simple truth is that we are helping schools and organizations to avert tragedy before they occur by detecting issues quickly.”
more info can be found on the company’s website: anonymousalerts.com/