Paris, Texas, February 20, 2019 – North Lamar High School and Stone Middle School have 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 schools the insight needed to keep students safe.
“Several programs were reviewed before deciding to move forward with STOPit for secondary level students,” said Chandra White, North Lamar ISD Assistant Superintendent of Administrative and Student Services. “North Lamar wanted to ensure that students felt safe to report any incidents that needed to be reported to campus administration. Also, it was crucial to the school district that students had a feeling of security and that the system maintained anonymity. Another key factor in choosing STOPit for the district included real time incident reporting to appropriate campus administrators and ability to act and document quickly.”
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. 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.
STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help to go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior, and instead start deterring it. As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, a proactive step is being taken to empower students to become Upstanders in communities in the way that they feel most comfortable. It is the belief that the adoption of STOPit is an important step in the continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for students. North Lamar’s STOPit program launch is scheduled for February 25 at North Lamar High School and February 28 at Stone Middle School.
STOPit is the leading technology company providing software and services that mitigate, deter and control inappropriate conduct. The STOPit solutions are available to schools, universities, workplaces and governments around the world. Anonymous and configurable reporting is available by mobile app, web app and phone tip line empowering individuals to protect themselves and stand up for others as well as reporting safety and crime issues. STOPit provides valuable services to administrators including monitoring their incidents, content about issues and resolutions, training and promotion services, and investigation tools to help get in front of issues and manage risks.