STOPit is a mobile app that empowers any student to anonymously report school safety issues and reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing situations such as bullying, theft, mental health concerns, violence, sexual harassment, substance abuse or any other student safety concern. This app is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How it works:
The STOPit app has two important features:
- Report can be used by students to report incidents to school administrators, SROs and the Director of Student Services anonymously. Students can report as much detail as they would like and can even include photos, screenshots and videos. The report is received in real-time, allowing school personnel to quickly respond and begin taking the appropriate action.
- Get Help can be used to access local resources such as law enforcement, mental health centers, crisis hotlines and additional resources.
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. Each school has a unique code for students to enter to ensure their anonymous report is instantly delivered to the appropriate school administrators and SROs.
Students are the most important first responders of school safety, as they are the eyes and ears of what is happening before, during, and after school. Offering this communication tool will enhance our layers of school safety and better promote a “see something, say something, do something” school culture.