An App For Safer Schools
High school students may want safe schools free of bullying and violence, but they're often reluctant to take concerns directly to school authorities.
But maybe if a smartphone app made the process easier, things would change.
That's the general approach outlined in Project SOAR, Student Ownership, Accountability and Responsibility, now in development at Eugene-based Iris Educational Media.
The project is backed by a federal grant, and includes plans for testing at high schools in Illinois and Springfield, Oregon.
We get the details on the program's development and its goals from Claudia Vincent at Iris.