Introducing #EyeSkool, an intelligent Mobile App designed to let the students anonymously alert the school officials of any suspicious activity and behavior by their class/school mates, so that the potential perpetrators would be stopped before they act. #EyeSkool works closely with the schools and school districts to make sure that their students have this App installed on their smart phones and educate them to “say something” via the App if they “see something”, without the fear of being noticed because the communication from EyeSkool is completely anonymous.
Innocent students and teachers in American schools and colleges have fallen prey to frustrated, demented or radicalized students who turn to guns, resulting in mass violence in their own schools in order to vent out their frustration, depression and/or perversion. While school shootings in the USA has been a recurring phenomenon since 19th century, recent gruesome events from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Isla Vista, Umpqua and many more have been stark reminders of how deeply this “domestic terrorism” continues to loom in our educational institutions.
During the last decade, majority of schools have adopted a lot of effective reactive methods to lock themselves down and protect the innocent kids and educators from these killers during these heinous rampages, while the Police and SWAT teams perform all necessary maneuvers to confront and catch the criminals. However, we need to be reminded that these are only "reactive" measures. As a society, as counselors and as law enforcers, we have made great progress in reading into the minds of these killers; but sadly, only after they had successfully carried out these carnages. We have learned a lot about their private & public lives, their behavior in the social media and their manifestos if any, only after the damage has been done. However, we continue to fail to learn about them beforehand, which could have resulted in preventing them before they act(ed).