Digital Seat Media, a leading real-time fan engagement technology platform currently utilized in over 50 NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA venues, reaching over 10 million fans per year, is delighted to announce the launch of its new student-focused mental wellness platform, Digital Student. Leveraging its success within the sports and entertainment field, Digital Seat is introducing this groundbreaking initiative with the aim of providing essential support and resources to students grappling with mental health challenges, while also offering a central hub for school administrators to directly communicate with their student body.
The Digital Student platform currently offers real-time suicide prevention chat by linking directly to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, incident reporting, information on depression, addiction, anxiety, and more. Moreover, the platform is fully compatible with existing software commonly used in educational settings, providing reverse compatibility. This unique feature empowers administrators to consolidate their current software into one easily accessible location for students, teachers, and staff. Additionally, Digital Student facilitates scheduling of tutoring services, participation in real-time polling, and in-platform purchases for items such as yearbooks and tickets for social, athletic, and entertainment events.
A key differentiating factor of Digital Student is its utilization of a unique QR code system, allowing seamless integration of the platform into student identification items such as lanyards, ID cards, and wristbands. Additionally, since Digital Student QR codes are unique, administrators are able to tailor content and messages down to the individual class or student as needed. Unlike other software on the market, Digital Student requires no app download or account creation for access. By simply scanning the QR code, students gain entry to a comprehensive range of resources and assistance tailored to their mental wellness needs.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Digital Student platform. The mental health of students is of vital importance, now more than ever. Over the past several years working in sports, we have collaborated closely with high school and college-age students, and it became evident that easier access to mental health resources was a necessity,” said Cameron Fowler, CEO at Digital Seat Media. “With the implementation of the Digital Student platform, educational institutions can provide real-time assistance and resources to their students, ensuring their well-being and fostering a supportive environment for learning. We are fully committed to making a positive impact on the lives of students across the nation.”
Digital Seat Media is currently working with several prominent Texas public school districts to offer the Digital Student platform to students for the upcoming fall semester. Furthermore, discussions are underway with school districts in California, Nevada, and Missouri, highlighting the growing interest and demand for Digital Student across various regions.
Digital Student is also actively engaged with several US universities to provide the mental wellness platform to their student bodies. In addition to integrating the Digital Student QR code-enabled tags onto student IDs and lanyards, many universities are exploring the incorporation of the technology into student housing and dorm rooms, ensuring students have constant access to the support they need.