What does Remind cost?
Remind is a safe, simple and free messaging service. Messaging
is and always will be free for teachers. Within the US and Canada, subscribers receive Remind messages as SMS messages, emails
or Push Notifications. Standard text messaging rates apply.
makes Remind safe?
We know that privacy and security are huge issues in dealing
with teacher-to-student and teacher-to-parent communication. We have worked hand in hand with administrators and teachers
to build our product based on those concerns.
is a bit more detail about our free messaging service and the restrictions we have in place to ensure privacy and safety
in hopes that we can help your district re-consider our service.
No exchange of personal information: Remind messages are not sent from
personal cell phone numbers. Students/parents who sign up to get messages through Remind will never gain access to a teacher's
personal cell phone number, nor will the teacher ever have access to a student or parent’s personal information. (Students
and parents opt themselves into messages, the teacher does not add them.)
One-way, broadcast messaging: All Remind messages sent must go to at least three subscribers.
No teacher has the ability to communicate directly with one student. This precaution is in place to disallow any form of bullying,
favoritism, or inappropriate conversation. For the same reasons, subscribers are not able to send open replies to any messages
Logged communication history: A log of
all messages sent are saved in the teacher's account and on our server. These messages can never be edited or deleted. This
means an accurate log of communication history will always be at your fingertips should anyone question the content that you
have or have not sent.
Server security: Every
click, page view, and text message is handled by the Remind application, which is hosted on a cloud platform called Heroku.
Their business focuses on server management, scaling and implementing security best practices. If you would like to learn
more, Heroku has dedicated an entire page to explain their security provisions, all of which we automatically inherit.
Teachers have been seeing huge benefits from adding text messaging
into their teaching strategy. We see increases in homework completion, improved test scores, class participation, parent involvement,
and overall student motivation on a regular basis. We would love to find a way to work together to help your teachers feel
these same benefits.