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How do I create and send push notifications?

This article outlines key steps which explain how to send push notifications to Safer Schools NI App users via the Safer Schools NI Portal. Follow the below steps. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Note: Push Notifications have the same effect as a text message. The difference is that Push Notifications are a form of one-way communication from you directly to your recipients phone/tablet. You can see previous Push Notifications in the 'Alerts' section of your Safer Schools NI App. 

Step 1๏ธโƒฃ Once logged into the Safer Schools NI Portal, select 'Push Notifications' on the menuthen select 'Create Push Notifications.' ๐Ÿ‘‡


Step 2๏ธโƒฃ Choose who you wish to send the push notification to. You can choose to send this to 'Everyone' or 'Selected Roles.'

Note: 'Selected Roles' directly corresponds with your Safer Schools NI App 'User Roles'. This feature allows you to select a specific user role to send the push notification (Pupil, Parent/Carer, Staff).

Step 3๏ธโƒฃ Write a 'Title' for your push notification. You can also write a 'Body', which allows you to expand on your title and give context to the recipient. 

Note: Titles can not exceed 40 characters and a Body cannot exceed 200 characters.

Top Tip: For guidance on how to send a good push notification, click here. 

Step 4๏ธโƒฃ Scroll down and choose where in the Safer Schools NI App you wish to bring the user. All the pathways that you can send users to are below๐Ÿ‘‡


Step 5๏ธโƒฃ  Tick the 'Now' option to immediately send the push notification or alternatively, select 'Later' to schedule for a later date.

Still need help? Contact the Safer Schools NI support service using the contact details below.

๐Ÿ“ž Phone: 02896005777

๐Ÿ“จ Email: saferschoolsni@ineqe.com 

๐Ÿ’ป Website: Visit Safer Schools NI and use the Live Chat