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.
The After School Community Guidelines exist to maintain a fun environment that's safe for all users. If you don't follow the rules, you will be banned.
There is a zero tolerance policy prohibiting bullying along with objectionable, and threatening content. These posts will be removed from After School and the users who are responsible will be permanently banned. If something shouldn't be on your school's feed, report it! One report removes a post from a feed.
Be A Teen
After School is for teenagers in high school and not adults. If you see any suspicious activity, please report that user and contact support@AfterSchoolApp.com.
There are real people just like you on the other side of your posts. Use this incredible opportunity for good, and before you hit submit, consider whether you would like it if someone else wrote this post about you.
Illegal content of any nature is not allowed. There is nothing we take more serious than safety -- please do not ever post a threat, even if it's a joke. We won't laugh about it. We will work directly with authorities to resolve legal issues, with safety as our number one priority.
Take care of your body AND mind. If you or someone you know is feeling stress, anxiety, depression or just needs someone to talk to, please text our partner for free text counseling. Just text HI TIGER to 741-741 to start the conversation. It is anonymous.
You wouldn't enjoy having your phone number posted online, so keep this in mind while crafting your post. Sharing personal information of fellow students is not tolerated.
Keeping Our Community Safe
Content that violates our community guidelines will not be posted to the school's feed and is not visible to others. Examples include posts that:
Threaten the safety of the community
Threaten the privacy of any individual or group
Are explicitly sexual, pornographic or allude to any form of underage nudity
Intend to cause physical or emotional harm to an individual or group
Are excessively violent or gory
Thanks for being a part of After School. Let's make high school, and even life, more enjoyable for everyone.
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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 Support@afterschoolapp.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.