OneSeventeen Media Partners with Sunburst Digital to Bring its School Safety Platform to U.S. Classrooms

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:12 pm

Rosemont, IL – Nov. 13, 2018 – School safety platform reThinkIt! is launching nationwide through its partnership with Sunburst Digital. OneSeventeen Media’s reThinkIt! solution leverages machine learning and trauma-informed, restorative, and social emotional principles to revolutionize classroom behavior management.

Backed by seven years of evidence-based research, reThinkIt! has a positive impact on schools, including a statistically significant reduction in students’ emotional distress. It provides in-depth, actionable information that enables schools to deescalate damaging behaviors. reThinkit! helped one Texas school avert a potential shooting through real-time insights about a troubled student –– a nod to research demonstrating students shared five times more through the application than face-to-face with adults.

Beth Carls, OneSeventeen’s CEO, says, “with reThinkIt!, our educators spend more time teaching than managing disruptive behaviors, while students spend more time learning in a safer environment. We’re thrilled more schools can implement reThinkIt! with our Sunburst partnership.”

Now available via mobile app, reThinkIt! promotes a tech-forward approach to improving school climate. An AI-powered chatbot provides personalized mentorship to students and powerful safety monitoring analytics to educators, while a comprehensive curriculum enables teachers to address behavioral trends.

reThinkIt! is a flagship product for our SafeSchools portfolio,” adds Ken Leonard, Sunburst Digital’s CEO. “We see a great demand from our school partners to leverage technology to support challenging issues around mental health and student risk assessment. reThinkIt!’s app-driven approach to engaging with students meets them where they are––all while providing information that can save lives.”

reThinkIt! is now available from Sunburst at

About Sunburst Digital: Sunburst has connected educators with digital content solutions for three decades, providing curriculum services to more than 95% of US school districts. Sunburst works with schools to deeply understand their needs, match them with the best educational tools to achieve their aims and support them in adoption. The Sunburst SafeSchools initiative focuses on school safety and social emotional learning programs to promote healthy, positive, and secure school communities.

About OneSeventeen Media: OneSeventeen provides a suite of AI-powered, evidence-based mobile apps, ThinkingApp™ and reThinkIt!™, that help both English and Spanish speaking PreK – 12 students better process difficult emotions, understand their own behaviors, and navigate those of others. The apps perform an “emotional digital triage™” and alert school leaders to a student’s potentially harmful thoughts and behaviors, while enabling students to express their worries and frustrations.