Impact - Schools today often find themselves facing emerging events, many of which have clear warning signs or indicators that can be detected across social media early, such as cyber bullying, self-harm, and school violence. While monitoring the web to identify emerging events has shown to be effective, doing so manually is cost-prohibitive.
Challenge – Schools are responsible for the safety of it’s students, & in this digital age it’s become harder to identify threats, especially across the fast moving world of social media. Schools do not have the human resources to manually monitor real-time conversations around their campus or community, or to investigate all of the potential threats.
Requirements – A system that would allow School Administrators and their SROs to quickly and cost effectively identify, investigate and track all social media for a post with clear warning signs or indicators of emotional or physical threats. Proactive Schools are enhancing their ability to understand specific context and nature of online content related to their students or institution, allowing administrators and safety personnel to act effectively and efficiently to keep students and staff.