My oldest son, with special needs, was involved with an attack by a bully at school several years ago, when he was in Kindergarten. He is finally back in school, and all three of my boys attend the same school right now, so they are able to look out for one another. However, in a couple of years, he will be advancing to the Middle School, alone for a year, until Joshua also advances. The teachers at staff at the current school do a magnificent job of protecting these students, but I still will always worry about them. The new ICE Black Box App releasing today, is something I’ve downloaded to look into further, which may give me a peace of mind.
This app will help fend off attacks, because if the child feels danger approaching, they can launch the app, streaming live Audio AND video of the encounter, to a secure off site server, there is no way for it to be deleted. Bullies and other offenders will immediately lose their anonymity. If the attacker continues their threatening behavior, the victim can call 911 by clicking on one icon, allowing authorities to respond quickly to come to their aid.
This app is not only for children though. It’s something that can help keep us all safe while shopping or running errands. Should someone try to harm you, you can quickly launch this app to help get evidence or prevent the crime. It’s also something that could be lifesaving for those who might be in a situation where domestic violence occurs.
I feel it’s important to raise awareness for this app for a couple of reasons. First, I feel like it’s something that would benefit my own children in keeping them safe. Second, by raising awareness, bullies will find out that this app exists, and hopefully consider the consequences of their actions and make a better choice for everyone involved.
Disclosure: I received a code to download this app for free in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
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