Is Anonymous Voice Technology the Key to Improving School Safety?
After 27 tragic school shootings so far in 2022, parents are left to wonder what more they can do — if anything — to keep their children safe.
Of course, a massive issue such as this can’t be solved overnight. It will take many people setting aside their differences and coming together to find a solution. But until then, a new voice technology platform may be able to help.
Speaky is a secure channel for students and community members to anonymously alert school authorities of any suspicious activity.
Users can submit a voice message in seconds if they see or hear something that may lead to a dangerous situation.
The U.S. Secret Service reports that most of the violent attacks in schools over the past decade were committed by students who revealed their intentions beforehand—and could have been prevented.
Although it’s horrible to think about, many attackers show early warning signs like researching weapons or documenting plans in journal entries.
If anyone in the community comes across such signs, Speaky is a safe platform for them to notify administrators.
Here’s a demo page to see how Speaky works. Users simply click and speak to send a voice message to school officials immediately.
Anonymous voice messages are disguised to protect the identities of those who decide to speak up. Users can also play the disguised voice message to hear what it sounds like before submitting.
Alternatively, school authorities can read voice messages as text if they prefer that to listening. Speaky’s Voice AI transcribes each message in real-time.
Speaky can be quickly deployed through campus posters, district-wide emails, social media and hundreds of additional options.
Right now, kids are enjoying a much deserved summer vacation with family and friends. But come fall, we must do everything in our power to protect them from the next tragedy.
Speaky is a tool for empowering communities. Until the rampant problem of school violence is solved indefinitely, it’s time to give students, parents and teachers a secure platform to report concerning behavior.