Enhancing School Safety in the Digital Age: The Role of Communication Apps
Enhancing School Safety in the Digital Age: The Role of Communication Apps

Safety and security in schools are paramount concerns for educators, parents, and students alike. In today’s digital age, communication apps are proving to be valuable tools for enhancing safety measures in educational institutions. These apps can streamline communication, provide real-time alerts, and offer features that contribute to a safer school environment.

In this blog, we will explore how communication apps can play a crucial role in making schools safer.


1. Instant Communication for Emergencies

Communication apps enable instant communication between teachers, staff, and administrators, making it easier to respond to emergencies promptly. Whether it’s a medical issue, a security concern, or a natural disaster, having a direct line of communication can be a lifesaver. Schools can use these apps to send alerts and instructions to the entire staff or specific groups, ensuring that everyone is informed and can take appropriate action when needed.


2. Parent-Teacher Communication

Effective communication between parents and teachers is vital for monitoring and supporting students’ well-being. Communication apps facilitate ongoing dialogues between educators and parents, allowing them to discuss concerns, share updates on student progress, and collaborate on solutions. This transparent communication can help identify potential issues early and provide the necessary support to students.


3. Real-Time Notifications

Communication apps can send real-time notifications to parents and staff about school closures, schedule changes, or emergencies. These notifications are invaluable in keeping everyone informed and ensuring that students are safe and accounted for during unexpected events.


4. Crisis Planning and Coordination

Schools can use communication apps to create and share crisis management plans and coordinate responses during emergencies. Having a centralsed platform for communication and resource-sharing can be invaluable when quick decisions need to be made to ensure the safety of students and staff.


Conclusion: Empowering Safer Schools with Communication Apps

In an era where safety and security are paramount concerns in educational institutions, communication apps are powerful tools for enhancing school safety. They facilitate instant communication, support ongoing dialogues between parents and teachers, empower students to report safety concerns, and provide real-time notifications during emergencies. By leveraging these features, schools can create a safer environment for students, staff, and visitors, ensuring that everyone is well-prepared to respond to any situation that may arise.


Audiri is a free, secure platform to download and subscribe to your updates and has passed the Safer Technology 4 Schools (ST4S) Readiness Check; Audiri works on both android and iOS devices. It offers a clutter-free environment, and if you choose to self-brand the app, it can be customised to reinforce your organisation at every touchpoint. Best of all, you won’t need to invest hours and hours in developing, building and maintaining your own App – we’ve done the hard work for you!


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Connect. Collaborate. Be Heard.


Three key challenges that schools and community organisations face in connecting and informing parents, students and members. And these challenges have a beautiful new streamlined communication solution in Audiri.


Audiri, meaning “To Be Heard”, is focused on streamlining engagement within communities. While SkoolBag and Sportsbag are deeply rooted in school and sporting communities, we are thrilled to relaunch with expanded functionality in 2023.


We have been listening to our clients’ feedback and have seen how communication challenges within communities have changed in recent years. To answer these challenges, we are proud to introduce new technologies and use cases. We have significantly improved usability and visual appeal, and we are working to ensure that the most valued features are available on a single, simple platform.



Here are the features you love:



  • Placing orders and payments at school: Uniforms, Tuckshops! Parents can streamline their apps and make payments within the Audiri app using the MySchoolConnect integration. We can configure these ordering systems directly with your school’s P&C if they manage these programs.
  • Share photos with parents: Save significant office admin staff time and share photos of students at the school more securely using Audiri’s GeoSnapshot Integration.
  • Integrated Newsletter: Audiri includes a template builder and publishing tool for your school newsletter within the console, so you don’t need to pay for an additional newsletter publishing tool.
  • RSVP capabilities for events: The Events module in Audiri includes RSVP capabilities, which supercharge your ability to deliver on-campus events.
  • Set up user groups, so messages are targeted and timely: Bus running late bringing the Grade 5s back from camp? Permission forms due back for that Preppie excursion? Make sure parents aren’t drowning in notifications and see the important stuff for their family, by activating our handy Groups functionality.

And here are new powerful features that are newly available with Audiri.

  • Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler: Streamline the interview booking process. Teachers and administrators can easily manage and schedule interview slots with accuracy and efficiency. Parents can book their preferred time through the app, making it easier than ever to schedule interviews at the touch of a button. It’s a win for teachers and a win for parents!
  • Direct and group messaging: Consolidate your school-to-parent communication by using in-app messaging, which eliminates the need for teachers to send traditional emails that may end up lost in the parent’s inboxes.
  • White Label App: Easily create your own branded app using Audiri’s white label functionality. Set yourself apart from other schools, improve interactions and downloads from the community, all without the complications, cost, and effort of producing your own branded app.


At Audiri, we’re committed to listening to the market and being at the forefront of innovation. We recognize that the education landscape is constantly changing, and we want to ensure that our app remains relevant and useful for our users. Overall, we believe that our rebranding is a reflection of our dedication to providing the best possible product for our users—and ultimately enabling you to be heard within your community. We’re excited to continue to innovate and improve, and we’re grateful for the support of our users along the way.


If you’re not already using Audiri, we invite you to contact our General Manager, Andrew Brodie, and see for yourself how it can benefit your school community.