We take extraordinary steps to keep our community safe.
prohibits all cyberbullying and threats
Automatic language detection filters are applied to remove posts that contain content that is dangerous or harmful.
Students are given the power to remove content they believe is inappropriate - with just one click - so that no one on the network will see it.
Our emergency notification system immediately alerts school officials and law enforcement when student safety is in question.
Human moderators work 24/7 to review posts in real-time and block those that violate our community guidelines.
Live counseling support provides students an opportunity to talk anonymously with a live crisis counselor immediately and at no cost. Over 60,000 teens have been helped already.
After School believes in a safe and fun environment for all users. By using After School, you agree to follow these rules, which will keep things 💯 for all of us. If you violate these guidelines, you will be removed from your school’s network on the app. By following these rules, we’ll have a better experience on After School connecting and sharing with each other.
Be A Good Digital Citizen
Be a good digital citizen on After School and treat others with respect. After School does not allow bullying or threatening content. Posts violating our Zero Tolerance Policy against cyberbullying and threats will be removed from After School, and the user who made those posts will be banned.
See something inappropriate or mean? Report it! One report removes a post from your school’s feed and reporting is anonymous. Our team will look into why the post was reported.
Before sending a post yourself, consider if you would like someone else to say this about you. If not, don’t post it.
After School is for high school students only. Sorry, adults. We keep adults off so students can safely connect with their classmates. Students, if you believe an adult is on After School, report that user and contact support@AfterSchoolApp.com.
Keep It Legal
Threatening or discussing illegal activities on After School is not allowed. There is nothing we take more serious than safety -- please do not ever post a threat. No threat is a joke. We will work directly with authorities to resolve legal issues, with safety as our number one priority.
Take Care of Yourself and Others
Take care of your body AND mind, and be respectful of the needs of your classmates. After School is here to help. Visit our Student Resource Center for resources from our team and partners.
If you are struggling or in need of help, please text Crisis Text Line for free and anonymous text counseling. Text HI TIGER to 741-741 to start the conversation.
Don't Share Personal Information
Be careful with who you share information with online. You wouldn't want your phone number posted online, so don’t share others’ personal information. Sharing any form of personal information about yourself or others on After School is not allowed.
Keep Our Community Safe
Posts that violate our Community Guidelines will not be posted to your school's feed and are not visible to others. This includes:
Sharing personal information
Nudity, graphic sexual images or references, and any mention of underage nudity
Intention to cause physical or emotional harm
Promoting self-harm or digital self-harm
Thanks for being a part of After School. Let's make high school a little kinder and more enjoyable for everyone.
What Is After School?
After School is a private social network that allows American high school students to share and connect with fellow students at their school. On After School, students can share openly and honestly, without fearing judgment or ridicule. This is achievable by letting users choose whether to reveal their name, use a pseudonym, or remain completely anonymous.
The messages students share are overwhelmingly positive - compliments, notes of encouragement and support, and ideas for fun in-person activities. To ensure that After School remains a safe and supportive place for teen interaction, After School has a zero tolerance policy for cyberbullying, threats, or other content that threatens the safety of our online community. We enforce this zero tolerance policy by employing 24/7 human and digital monitoring of all posts and by empowering users to flag and immediately remove from the network content they find to be inappropriate.
Assisting Law Enforcement
We work with law enforcement to resolve situations expeditiously. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to try to resolve the situation at issue.
We disclose account records in accordance with our Terms of Service and applicable law, including the federal Stored Communications Act ("SCA"), 18 U.S.C. Sections 2701-2712.
Form of Inquiry or Request
Requests must identify records with particularity and include the following:
Should you find it necessary to conduct a formal preservation process, in accordance with the SCA, 18 U.S.C. Section 2703(f), we will take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process.
After School may seek reimbursement for costs associated with responding to requests for information as provided by law. After School may also charge additional fees for costs incurred from responding to unusual or burdensome requests. After School may decide to waive these fees in matters involving potential harm to children, our users, and/or emergencies.
After School’s records are self-authenticating and do not require the testimony of records custodians. With this in mind, After School is unable to provide expert testimony in legal proceedings. If a declaration or a special form of certification is required, please attach it to your records request.
If a law enforcement official is seeking information about an After School user who has provided consent for the official to access or obtain the user’s account information, the law enforcement official should work with the individual to obtain the data. If a law enforcement official seeks to obtain information from After School in these instances, After School will not deviate from its normal legal policies and processes.
For queries related to safety or law enforcement, please contact us at email@example.com.