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NCHS Says STOPit to Bullying

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As the digital age progresses, everyone needs to keep up with the prevalent issue of bullying. To help provide additional safety to our students, NCHS recently implemented STOPit, an app where students can report bullying, including evidence of cyber-bullying.

According to Principal Mrs. Rapp, when students send reports through STOPit, the only people who receive it are the principals and the pro-officer.

Some students have been worried that not everyone would take the app seriously. When we expressed our concerns to Mrs. Rapp, she stated, “As of right now, it’s been accurate, and not many [students] have made false reports to it.” She also said that sending a report on STOPit was as simple as texting a message or a picture.

Additionally, on March 28th, 2018, the student body attended a training on cyber bullying. Mr. Lynch, the technology integration specialist, did an amazing job presenting new information on the topic.

For example, Mr. Lynch showed the students some new interesting statistics such as most internet predators are between the ages of 18 and 25. Students also learned that females are two times more likely to be cyberbullied.

If you or someone you know is being bullied, please report it as soon as possible, whether it be by telling an adult like a counselor or utilizing the STOPit app.

To learn more about STOPit, you can visit http://stopitsolutions.com.

The following is a list of helpful online resources if you wish to find out more information on bullying:
https://socialwork.tulane.edu/blog/cyberbullying-awareness-guide
https://cyberbullying.org/new-national-bullying-cyberbullying-data
https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying-social-media.html

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