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Creators: Veronica, Emilio, Julia, Shuwen, and Sebastian
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ PS 95 The Gravesend School
Safespace Anti Bullying App

About this Project:

Our app SafeSpace by students of class 701, helps people seek comfort or some sort of help. It helps people who are being bullied to never give up, and to continue on. We aim for the demographic to be fellow middle school kids, but this can be tailored for any parental age consenting students to use (ages 10 and up with parental monitoring).

We also have moderators to ensure proper use and messaging within this app as well as our above age restriction mentioned. Students will sign up and be able to see inspirational quotes and chat with fellow other students to express how they are feeling. They will also have access to help-hotlines as well and a way that we can bring attention to extreme cases of bullying to local adults within a particular school building or authorities if necessary.

App users can customize the style of their message board and chat features. Feedback can also be given to ensure we are providing the best type of app. We, The SafeSpace crew, saw this issue of bullying to be an issue everywhere across schools, and sometimes didn’t get nearly as much attention, so we decided thought enough is enough.

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On the bottom left hand corner, you can click through each slide page to see our app. You can click through the slideshow to see all the different layouts and purpose of our app. Interact with the right side of our menu to view different sections of the app. You can reset the presentation or click to stop it at a particular slide.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Mike Virgil
👏 Head of Commodities Technology + Head of Execution & Clearing Technology at RBC Capital Markets — Emoti-Con Judge
Great app idea for a really important issue! I thought the presentation introduction did an excellent job of explaining the prevailing problem and how the app has the potential to help. The idea of inspiring the end-user to stay positive while also providing help and assistance through other features was a really useful use of the app's features. I also appreciated the addition of end-user feedback into the design so that you can continuously improve your app. Another feature concept that could complement your chat functionality and resource links would be to provide some proven strategies when dealing with bullying from recognized experts. Overall, a really interesting idea and proposed implementation!

Chloe Koo
👏 UX Design Manager at Samsung Electronics — Emoti-Con Judge
This is an excellent idea to address an important social issue and your solution can be useful for some students who need help. A great thing about this project was that it involved a number of students. It’s pretty complete, and it contains all the good things you associate with a well-rounded project. Great Job Team!

Kim Francisco
👏 East Coast - Implementation - Custom Ecommerce at Dutchie — Emoti-Con Judge
Folks, I think you all nailed this one right out the bat! This is such an important app that I think can really make some students feel empowered. I like that there is parent monitoring or adult moderators involved.
What I think will make this app more impactful:
1) what are ways can you as a team can incorporate to protect student confidentiality?
2) how is the adult moderator user experience or view differ from the students?

Overall impactful, and incredible job team!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a Middle School Student
I noticed slides 9-13 have writing, but it is very difficult to see the writing. It would be nice if you could hide the side manual while writing pops up! Thanks

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