Bully Prevention and Reporting
Students learn best in safe, positive, supportive school environments. Piedmont students are expected to be civil, polite and fully engaged in the learning process. Threatening behavior, harassment, intimidation and bullying of students by other students, personnel, or the public will not be tolerated. Piedmont Board of Education Policy FNCD outlines our district's policy on bullying and harassment.
Individuals who experience bullying - repeated, intentional, harmful behaviors - are encouraged to report the behavior by completing the Bullying Reporting Form and submitting it to the school principal or counselor.
STOPit is a mobile app that empowers any student to anonymously report school safety issues. Students can reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing situations such as bullying, theft, mental health concerns, violence, sexual harassment, substance abuse, or any other student safety concern. This app is available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How it works:
The STOPit app has two important features:
- Report can be used by students to report incidents to school administrators anonymously. Students can report as much detail as they would like and can even include photos, screenshots, and videos. The report is received in real-time, allowing school personnel to quickly respond and begin taking the appropriate action.
- Get Help can be used to access local resources such as law enforcement, mental health centers, crisis hotlines, and more.
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. Each Piedmont school site has a unique code for students to enter to ensure their anonymous report is instantly delivered to the appropriate school administrators.
Students are the most important first responders of school safety, as they are the eyes and ears of what is happening before, during, and after school. Offering this communication tool enhances school safety and gives Wildcats a voice when it may be difficult to speak up.
- Is STOPit really anonymous?
- How does the STOPit mobile app work?
- What information does a student need to provide to use STOPit?
- Can a parent or teacher use the STOPit app to report an incident?
- What if my child does not have a mobile device?
- I have additional questions about STOPit. Who can I contact?