October 15, 2018
WARREN TWP. – Warren Middle School (WMS) has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct.
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. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving school officials the insight they need to keep students safe.
“Schools are statistically a safe place, however no school is immune to violence, thoughts of self-harm or other internal or external threats. STOPit is another piece in our prevention and mitigation program to make our schools even safer.” said Schools Security Manager Ron Berry.
With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. School officials are then able to manage incidents in a back-end management system called “DOCUMENTit.” DOCUMENTit will provide efficient and powerful investigative tools, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow school officials to address issues instantly.
STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help school officials and staff go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior, and instead start deterring it.
As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, Warren Township Schools are taking a proactive step to empower the middle school students to become Upstanders within their community in the way that they feel most comfortable. The administrative team believes the adoption of STOPit is an important step in the continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for all students.