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FCS to Launch STOPit App

Dear FCS families,

We are excited to inform you that Franklin Community Schools has enrolled with STOPit!   STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors.  This system replaces the existing bullying reporting forms on our website.

Beginning the week of April 8, our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.

Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.

The STOPit app empowers students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.  We need your support and help in encouraging your student to take action - when you see something, say something.

We will be launching STOPit on April 8, 2019. At that time, students will be invited to download the STOPit app from the app store on his or her smartphone or tablet at no charge.  Younger students may use the web application with the assistance of a parent. Each school will provide age-appropriate instructions. Students will also receive an access code from the school on Monday, April 8th.  If you don’t receive this code, please contact your child’s school.  A link to the STOPit web application can be found at www.franklinschools.org.

More information and resources can be found online at stopitsolutions.com.  You can also contact your schools’ main office number for more information.

Thanks for your support in keeping our students safe!  

 

Sincerely,

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Dr. David Clendening,

Superintendent