USD 243 Lebo-Waverly has implemented an anonymous reporting app, allowing students to alert school officials to bullying, hazing and other inappropriate behaviors or dangerous situations without identifying themselves.
Through the STOPit app, by tech company STOPit Solutions, students can send reports complete with text, images and video. Designated district employees will receive an alert on their phones or computers when a report is sent in, can review them and decide what action to take.
STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials — from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm.
Administrators also can reach out to tipsters with a messenger tool included in the app, allowing for “100 percent anonymous two-way chat,” according to the company.
STOPit allows students to share their concerns using a medium that is comfortable to them — their cell phone. They can also report their concern anonymously without worrying about their safety or retribution. Lebo-Waverly believe’s the adoption of this program is an important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for students.”
To use the STOPit app, students must enter a specific code assigned to their school. Please contact the school for more information.