February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, so we at KBEP are especially proud to support a group of local teens who are developing an app that helps victims of dating and domestic violence!
The Verizon Innovative Learning Program’s app challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to create a cell phone app that will help address a community issue.
To make it possible for victims of domestic abuse to discreetly call 911, five students from Barrington High School created the Silent 911 app. With this app, a victim of violence can use a verbal key phrase to call 911 while the phone appears to be sleeping.
Silent 911 is this year’s Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge Best in State Winner for the state of Rhode Island. The group of high school students now have their sights set to win the national competition, but they need your help! The team that earns the most votes will win $15,000 for their school, and will work with MIT engineers to have their app developed.
To vote for Silent 911, text SILENT to 22333!
Voting ends on Tuesday February 14th, so be sure to text your vote soon!
Congratulations and best of luck to our State Winners!