After School from developer Ambient is an app that gives teens the opportunity to talk to each other while being anonymous. The app was launched back in 2014 and was pulled out due to various issues, but now it’s back with more safety features. While there are a lot of social media apps today, After School is different in that the focus is on teens who want to communicate with their peers in the same region.
This is basically a chat app where students can chat with fellow students and post messages and pictures. When your first launch the app, it will connect to your school, and once set you can go ahead and use it. The app will ask for your current location using the data to connect to your school’s home page.
You then log in via your Facebook account. Once you have been verified, you can view the messages and post anonymously. The app is easy enough to use and it provides students with a safe place to talk about school and anything under the sun. The biggest difference with the latest version of the app is plethora of safety features. Now it comes with moderators that review each post before it is published.
Tags may also be added to a post, depending on its content. If the message indicates the possibility of self-harm, the poster will be asked if they want to talk to someone. Parents also have the option to use passwords, and usage of the app is limited to those 17 years and older, making it safe to use.