Press Release (ePRNews.com) - HOLMDEL, N.J. - Jul 09, 2018 - STOPit Solutions, which provides a comprehensive, anonymous software communication platform that mitigates and deters school violence, harassment, and bullying, announced today that the number of schools in California protected with STOPit Solutions passes 500 safe STOPit schools. The news comes with nationwide attention being focused on school safety and anti-bullying, and district communities looking to their schools to implement programs that address issues before they spiral out of control.
California schools have been guided by Education Code Section 234.1(b) & (f) mandating that school districts must adopt a process for receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. All complaints are to remain confidential, as appropriate, and schools are required to protect complainants from retaliation. The STOPit solution has been proven to address bullying in this manner, and with less bullying, the STOPit schools are addressing their safety risk brought on by bullying situations.
“California now has more school districts using STOPit than any other state in the country. With over 150 districts launching STOPit over the past year, we are seeing tremendous benefits delivered to California STOPit Schools,” commented Neil Hooper, STOPit CRO. “When we added the ability for California schools to tag reports with their state-mandated reporting categories, the whole process for our California schools became so straightforward and time-saving that they have been adopting every week.”
It’s been 6 years since the initial introduction of “Seth’s Law” in California mandating the introduction of a process, and the state now has many schools using programs such as STOPit and witnessing better than average rates of bullying. Alyssa Russo of STOPit provides quarterly analysis for the STOPit community, and recently provided all STOPit customers a national report card. “California is a leader when it comes to STOPit,” commented Russo. “Heading up Customer Care, I can definitely say that our customers in California are some of the best administrators in the country.”
“We wish it were in every school. School violence and aggressive student behavior must be stopped early and effectively, and STOPit is leading this effort across the state of California. It’s a good sign to see the districts, schools and teachers trying to do everything they can,” added Todd Schobel, founder of STOPit. “We look forward to many more schools embracing the STOPit platform.”
With the tap of a button in the STOPit app, students can anonymously share incidents and alert school administrators – along with photographs, videos, screenshots or other evidence that may be relevant. When reports are filed, school administrators are notified immediately so that they can address the issue and, when necessary, engage law enforcement through an integrated escalation process. Some districts also use STOPit’s call center to route emergency reports directly to local law enforcement for them through STOPit’s California-based 24-hour monitoring service.
STOPit has been creating safer places to learn, work, and live for over 5 years. Their innovative platform and comprehensive 24-hour per day monitoring service continue to make exciting market leading announcements across the country.
STOPit is the leading technology company providing a comprehensive software platform and incident monitoring service that mitigates, deters and controls bullying, including cyberbullying, harassment and other harmful or inappropriate conduct. Stopping issues early creates a safer environment. The STOPit platform is available to schools, universities, businesses and governments both in the United States and around the world. STOPit includes a robust incident management system, empowering administrators and management to get in front of issues to mitigate risk and adhere to the ever-evolving compliance landscape. STOPit anonymous reporting empowers individuals to protect themselves and stand up for others online, on social media, in school, in the office, and in the community.
To learn more about STOPit, please visit www.stopitsolutions.com, which provides a comprehensive, anonymous software communication platform that mitigates and deters school violence, harassment, and bullying, announced today that the number of schools in California protected with STOPit Solutions passes 500 safe STOPit schools. The news comes with nationwide attention being focused on school safety and anti-bullying, and district communities looking to their schools to implement programs that address issues before they spiral out of control.
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