When an incident is reported, administrators and teachers get a notification. Each school has a certain code students use to access the app. Parents can also use StopIt, and report anything they see or hear as well.
Stelring said the notifications are also available to counselors too.
“They are able to quickly address situations where there may be self harm involved,” he said.
Sterling said this app can be particularly helpful when it comes to cyber bullying, since administrators are not “friends” with students on social media.
The app has a portion where students can upload pictures and videos.
“They are available to download the app on their device,” said Sterling. “So they can get things off of social media and do screen shots.”
The group of students said they’ve already had friends use the app that said they feel more comfortable.
But the group also had another message for students.
“Just be yourself don’t change,” said Calderon.
The STOPit App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.