“The platform “STOPit” is a way that we can help deter and mitigate bullying or cyber abuse, or any other inappropriate behavior,” said Sheree Garvey, District Coordinator of School Improvement.
Garvey says, by using the app, students can report suspicious behavior directly to a school official, and remain anonymous, “There’s also that “get help” feature, that can be used to engage in two-way communication with school contacts.”
The app also allows students to report any crime by uploading, a video or photo, that is directly sent to school administration.
“If they witnessed something, a student stealing a bike on school grounds, but they didn’t feel comfortable reporting that, they could take a pic and upload that,” said Garvey.
It’s something students, FOX 11 spoke to say they like.
“I feel like people will come forward faster, if they know that it will be anonymous,” said one student.
“It stops a lot of the stuff that can happen, from them figuring out you snitched on them,” said another.