Barbara's Beat: Join the movement against bullyingGet the new ICE BlackBox app today

Friday, April 19, 2013

Join the movement against bullying
Get the new ICE BlackBox app today

Disclosure: Barbara's Beat was provided a free download of the ICE BlackBox app and a small stipend to review and provide our honest opinion about the app.

Have you or someone you love ever been a victim of bullying? What about sexually assaulted or beaten? What have you done about it? If you've never had a way to immediately notify authorities and provide proof at the same time with the push of a button, you do now. 

Many times kids become too scared to go to school. They stop eating, they lose interest in activities, and their self-esteem is so low they may do harm to themselves. Sometimes being bullied ends in death. For others, being bullied stays with them as they become adults.

It's time to take a stand. As a group, we need to say it's time for bullying to come to an end. That's why I am supporting a new movement with today's launch of a new app called ICE BlackBox.

After you download the ICE BlackBox app on your iPhone 4 or 5, the rest is easy. When you are under attack, you launch the app which turns the camera on and immediately connects to the ICE BlackBox servers. Point it toward your attacker, because everything will not only be videotaped, but the GPS location will be sent out as well.

There's also a 911 capability with the app. All you have to do is click Dial 911. Your ICE contacts will also be notified so they can see what is going on.

I personally have ICE (In Case of Emergency) in my phone. That way if something happens to me, authorities know who I want to contact. 

I've had a grandchild who was bullied at school. I wish this app was available then. It would have saved a lot of bad days due to a student the school and parents wouldn't do anything about. Usually schools need proof to intervene. Thank God my daughter kept on top of the problem until it was resolved.

Children shouldn't have to be afraid to go to school. Women shouldn't have to be worried about being raped or beaten. I pray this app will save many, but if it saves one person, it is well worth it.

Edward Horcasitas:
  • Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they are afraid they will be bullied.
  • Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
  • One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States.
  • 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.
  • There is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year.

Go to the app store now, and download the app for $4.99. It's well worth the cost. You'll be glad you did. It's the start we need to stop bullying.


Maria Iemma said...

I am joining this immediately. What a fantastic way to help stop bullying. We must keep our kids save and I like that it is also helpful if someone is being attacked/raped. Fantastic information

angela said...

I just watched a documentary on bullying and it just broke my heart. It is such a hard thing to deal with....