Coweta Public Schools has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. The program launched locally on March 27.
School Superintendent Jeff Holmes said 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 schools the insight they need to keep students safe.
“We are pleased to introduce STOPit to our school community as another tool to emphasize the importance of student safety,” Holmes said. “All of our students deserve a safe educational environment. Students at all eight school sites will be able to utilize this powerful tool.”
With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents in a backend management system called STOPit Admin.
Holmes said STOPit Admin provides efficient and powerful investigative tools to staff, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow administrators to address issues instantly.
According to Holmes, STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. The program will also help districts go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior, and instead start deterring it.
“As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, we are taking a proactive step to empower our students to become upstanders in our community in the way that they feel most comfortable,” Holmes noted. “We believe our adoption of STOPit is an important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for our students.”