What is empowerment? As the societal standard regarding bullying shifts to greater awareness, it is critical for young men and women to understand that nothing is to be gained by avoiding confronting the person or persons bullying them. More than 85% of the time, if bullying is reported and confronted it stops. While there are many tools and efforts aimed at encouraging bystanders to report and/or intervene, empowerment means putting an effective tool into the hands of the bullied victims themselves.
So, can this help with cyber-bullying? No. The-No-App™ is a tool for real world physical interactions.
How does having an app help? Young people above the age of 7-10 are seldom without their mobile phones. By having an App available on their phone they know that they have access to a tool that can be used to pause a potential bullying encounter and create the opportunity for discussion and refelction. In the extreme case, the App can create the required evidence of the bully being told no. Sharing that evidence with parents and appropriate authorities is a trigger for the very discussions which can put an end to the bullying incidents.
How does The-No-App™ work? The App records video only (no audio), which is encrypted, sent initially to cloud storage, and then stored off-line. The recordings are only available to law enforcement, appropriate school authorities, and by subpoena. They are NOT available to the users — which prevents misuse.
I need the video. What do I do? The video recordings are only available to law enforcement, appropriate school authorities, and by subpoena. Because the laws of all 50 states vary, it is critical that you hire a lawyer and have that lawyer get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are member of law enforcement, please contact us both by email and by phone. If you are a representative of a school or school district, please have your attorney contact us at email@example.com. WE CANNOT RESPOND TO VIDEO REQUESTS EXCEPT THROUGH OUR ATTORNEYS AND A LEGAL PROCESS. NO EXCEPTIONS.