Franklin Community Schools to Offer STOPit App to Students
Franklin Community Schools announced that the Board of School Trustees approved a service agreement with STOPit Solutions, a technology platform that provides students with an easy-to-use app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm.
“We are excited to empower our students, staff, and parents to be upstanders and not just bystanders,” Director of Operations Jeff Sewell said. “STOPit will support our ‘if you see something, say something’ initiative with a tangible way for people to help Franklin Community Schools keep students safe.”
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 our staff, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow us to address issues quickly.
Sewell is currently working through the implementation process, training, and timeline with STOPit. More information will be provided as the process is finalized.