Texas School District Adds Online Tool to Defeat Bullying
The anti-bullying reporting tool allows victims or witnesses of bullying to anonymously fill out a form detailing when and where the incident took place.
- By Jessica Davis
- October 04, 2018
The Spring Independent School District in Texas has launched an online tool this week to allow students and parents to anonymously report instances of bullying. The online tool comes amid National Bullying Prevention Month.
The anti-bullying reporting tool allows victims or witnesses of bullying to anonymously fill out a form detailing when and where the incident took place. Details requested by the form include the campus where the incident took place, the name of the person who was bullied or harassed and the name of the person causing harm.
The online report also allows witnesses or victims to report cyberbullying, including the ability to detail which social media platform(s) were used and note screennames of those involved.
There are also questions on the form asking how many times this situation has occurred and whether (and to whom) it has been reported.
"This new tool adds another way for people to let us know about a potential bullying situation with the option of staying anonymous," said Chief Communications Officer Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield. "We have always encouraged our students, staff and parents to report any bullying concerns, and this just gives us another way to address those concerns," she said.
According to estimates by the National Center for Education Statistics, about one in four students in the U.S. between grades 6 and 12 have experienced bullying, and about one in ten students have experienced cyberbullying.
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.