Guardian app developer aims to keep children safe

File: The education department has revealed that 151 pupils were expelled for bad behaviour between last January – and the beginning of 2018.

File: Most of the attacks are reported at primary schools.



JOHANNESBURG - Many cases of child abuse go unreported, according to the developer of the Guardian app, aimed at keeping children safe. 

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It allows pupils to report sexual crimes anonymously. 

The app is currently being used at Parktown Boys High School, which has been rocked by sexual abuse allegations.

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Marc Harwick, the developer of the Guardian, said, “it is a real challenge. Even when we look at statistics that are coming out recently, they’re nowhere near that amount being reported. As a result, the app is there to give them the ability to report.”

A marketing video explaining the benefits and functionality of The Guardian Schools Anonymous Reporting App

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