Today, as part of the new national strategy for suicide prevention, those at risk are able to sign up for a service that allows communication via text message.
However, due to the decline of phone calls and rise of modern communication techniques such as SMS text messaging, dispatchers are being trained to receive emergency reports via new methods.
As public schools opened in New York City this week, mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new text message service to assist students’ parents.
In addition to sending P2P messages and receiving marketing and promotional texts, Canadians are also using SMS messaging to receive alerts designed to promote safety in the community.
Obama’s camp is following a similar strategy this year as the president prepares for the final months of his reelection campaign.