A smartphone allows students to anonymously report an incident to school staff. See it, text it, send it. Thirty-six Fresno County campuses in eight school districts will launch TipNow, a unique mobile-based reporting system that allows parents, students and staff to send information anonymously to put bullying, theft, drug use and other suspicious behaviors to an end.
Fresno State University is already using the app and just recently it helped officials at College of the Sequoias track down a dangerous weapon a student brought to campus.
It’s the same technology the company is now offering K-12 schools for free as part of year-long pilot program. People download the apps on their smart phones. It could be students, parents or staff and if they see something suspicious they can use the app to send the information to security or school administration.
This application provides 100′s of additional “eyes” on school campuses and empowers students, staff and parents to make their schools safer.