We’ve had a couple incidences where there was some "false" reporting.
That was one of the biggest concerns was that especially from older teenagers was that this is going to be a tool the students are going to report, send pictures, joke around.
You know after about two weeks it wasn’t funny anymore. That kind of went away. So out of the hundred or so STOPit reports that we had maybe less than 3% were you know not substantial.
Honestly my first initial thought with working in a high school with 1200 kids was this isn’t gonna work. Well there’s no doubt my initial thoughts were off base. I don’t know that I could count on one hand the number of "false" reports that we’ve gotten.
I can only remember really one. That one incident we had with a "false" report wasn’t a huge issue, it was quickly taken care of.
Typically we give a warning and a counseling session and probably a call home to say, you know, this is a tool for this purpose it wasn’t used appropriately, but we don’t have a high incidence of that.
Part of the app that I like is that we can deactivate those users that continually report "false" reports.
We may block the user then come back maybe a week later and allow them access to it again.
We just made kind of a blanket comment, this is what it was to be used for, please do not abuse this, or you will be blocked from the app, and it stopped.
An incident I had was a student came forward and said I didn’t know it was really real, I just thought it was something y’all put out there, it would take days for someone to get back to me. But once it’s instant and they realize that these people mean business, the prank reports have been very small, very minimal.