District Launches STOPit! App

District Launches STOPit! App
Posted on 01/11/2019
Piedmont Public Schools has launched STOPit, an online reporting tool designed to deter and reduce bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.
Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features:
  • Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.
  • Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.
Both Report and Messenger empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.

No student information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.

Both our school and STOPit are committed to protecting the privacy of student data. STOPit is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, spearheaded by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association. You may review STOPit’s Privacy Policy for details, including more information on how anonymous reporting works.

Each school site is launching STOPit with their students this week. At that time, your child will be encouraged to talk with you about downloading the STOPit app from the app store on his or her smartphone or tablet at no charge. An activation code for your student's school site will be provided at that time.

More information and resources can be found online at stopitsolutions.com
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