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Digital help in the life of a school : Berlin high school students to develop Anti-bullying App

Exclamo, Latin for "I scream". The Name of the new Anti-bullying App refers to the Central idea: About the Berlin students developed application, users can report their experiences with bullying, violence and discrimination on persons of trust in the school environment and get help — anonymously if desired. A test version is already as a site for the new school year, the App should be available for Download.

The idea was already awarded

The inventor, on the anonymous and effective communication channel and more people dare to report incidents. "The situation must change," calls for Julius de Gruyter. He joined the three-headed Exclamo Team, after the idea of the students of the Canisius College in Berlin in 2018, the Social Entrepreneur prize at the national final of the competition at [email protected] has won. The 17-Year-old is for the financing of the App, sales and press relations responsible.

so Far, so Julius de Gruyter, the feedback from students, parents, teachers and the media have been mostly positive. Was disappointed, but he by the Senate, to the students and had turned on the death of an eleven-year-old, bullying-affected a student last week with their idea. "Allegedly, the Senate wants more to be done against bullying. Unfortunately, we have not received any response."

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The students have big plans

at The time of running the test phase of the Internet version of Exclamo, the App is in the planning stage. When schools sign up, get all of the students and selected teachers, school psychologist, or other trusted individuals access to the Portal. Here, users can chat in a Chat trust people.

"So contacts are easy, fast, and, if needed, anonymously accessible," says Julius de Gruyter. Currently a Crowdfunding campaign is up and running, those interested can donate on the platform GoFundMe for the development, operation and marketing. Of the required € 15,000, the students already have about 2600 Euro. From the new academic year the App for Android and iOS devices with additional functions to be available, then you should also be offered contact details of counselling and a bullying diary. In it experiences can be and reflects documented.

Julius de Gruyter and his two comrades-in-arms to make this year's a-levels, at the same time you have to spend up to 15 hours a week working on Exclamo. De Gruyter says that the students want to focus after school for the first time on Exclamo. "Actually, we could've been working full-time on it," he says.

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