STOP School Violence Act to Provide Funding for Programs Like STOPit
HOLMDEL, N.J., March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 4909 which is designed to provide a minimum injection of $50 million per year for the next 10 years to help fund programs such as STOPit. Passed by a convincing margin, it now moves on to the U.S. Senate and early signals from President Trump look positive that he will sign the bill.
STOPit has been adding school programs across the country and there are now STOPit schools in 42 states - with this unrivaled national expansion achieved in just four years. "In this school year alone, STOPit schools have managed over 18,000 incident reports. There is no doubt on the effectiveness of the platform and its universal appeal to students, as well as school administrations using the system to keep their schools safe," stated Neil Hooper, CRO STOPit.
"The focus on school safety has been powerful. STOPit customers can coordinate with local law enforcement and other first responders, and SROs are armed with instant notifications from the STOPit system," continued Hooper. "We look forward to the injection of federal funding to help schools put their STOPit program in place to STOP School Violence."
The STOP School Violence Act was the first school safety-focused measure to pass in the House since the horrible tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The bipartisan vote of 407 to 10 saw only five Democrats and five Republicans vote against the bill.
STOPit is the leading technology company providing a comprehensive software platform that mitigates, deters and controls bullying, including cyberbullying, harassment and other harmful or inappropriate conduct. The STOPit platform is available to schools, universities, businesses and governments both in the United States and around the world. STOPit includes a robust incident management system, empowering administrators and management to get in front of issues to mitigate risk and adhere to the ever-evolving compliance landscape. The STOPit mobile app is a simple, fast and powerful tool which empowers individuals to protect themselves and stand up for others online, on social media, in the classroom or in the office.
To learn more about STOPit, please visit www.stopitsolutions.com.
Contact: Neil Hooper, Chief Revenue Officer, 908-748-4533Full Story