Metropolitan Education District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit allows students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe.
“The safety of our students is critical to all of us,” said Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent at MetroED. “The STOPit platform establishes anonymous, two-way communication for our administration to respond quickly to events as they happen. It is critical to our values of respect, student-focus, honesty, and integrity.”
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 DOCUMENTit. DOCUMENTit provides efficient and powerful investigative tools to our staff, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow us to address issues instantly. Our STOPit program launch is scheduled for August 9, 2018.
STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help us go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior and instead start deterring it. As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, we are taking a proactive step to empower our students to become Upstanders in our community in the way that they feel most comfortable. We believe our adoption of STOPit is an essential step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning
About STOPit: STOPit is the leading technology company providing a comprehensive software platform that mitigates, deters and controls bullying, including cyberbullying, harassment and other harmful or inappropriate conduct. The STOPit platform is available to schools, universities, businesses, and governments both in the United States and around the world. The STOPit mobile app is a simple, fast and powerful tool which empowers individuals to protect themselves and stand up for others online, on social media, in the classroom or the office. DOCUMENTit, a robust incident management system, empowers administrators and management to get in front of issues to mitigate risk and adhere to the ever-evolving compliance landscape.
About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 3,500 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon
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