Lexington Four is excited to announce a new tool to assist us in keeping students safe.
STOPit is an anonymous reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors. Starting Wednesday, November 20th, students in grades 7-12 will have access to the STOPit mobile app. Students will be able to:
-Submit anonymous reports to their school administration -Communicate anonymously with school administration regarding their report -Receive notification when the report is closed
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 school communities which are safe and welcoming.
No student information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.
School and district personnel will determine the appropriateness of STOPit for use in the lower grades based upon what we learn while using the system with the upper grades. Students who do not have access to a smart device will have other reporting options at a later date.
If you would like to know more or have questions, please contact your school administration.