STOPit at Raton Public Schools
RATON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT uses STOPit, an online and app-based system, to empower students, parents, teachers and others to anonymously report anything of concern to school officials: from cyber-bullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe.
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.
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 important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for our students.
There are two ways to access STOPit to make an anonymous report: in the mobile app or on the website. (Search Stopit on iTunes or Google Play to download the app.)
Use the STOPit mobile app to anonymously report incidents to your school. Reporting is completely anonymous. You can include text, images or video. It only takes a few seconds.
Report incidents such as:
• Cyberbullying or cyber abuse
• Violence, threats, or weapons possession
• Alcohol or drug related issues
• Ethics violations such as cheating or plagiarism
STOPit makes it easy to do the right thing.
With STOPit Messenger, you can have a real-time, two-way, anonymous dialog with your school. This allows your school to ask you questions about your report and conduct an effective investigation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Stopit really anonymous?
STOPit is truly anonymous. The school has no ability to identify the submitter of a report or message. At their discretion, an end user may choose to voluntarily provide identifying information in the content of their report or message.
HOW DOES THE STOPIT MOBILE APP WORK?
Once the STOPit mobile app is downloaded to the student’s phone, it provides them with several powerful features. The Report feature can be used to anonymously submit an incident report consisting of an image, video, and/or text to school contacts who can respond to the incident and get help to the student in need. The STOPit mobile app also allows for anonymous two-way communication between students and school administrators with STOPit Messenger.
CAN I AS A PARENT, TEACHER, Or COMMUNITY MEMBER MAKE A REPORT?
Yes, parents, teachers, and community members can make an anonymous report via the STOPit app or through the desktop reporting link.
WHO RECEIVES STOPIT REPORTS?
Reports and Messenger messages will be received by the contacts designated by the school and district administrators.
WHAT STUDENT INFORMATION DOES THE SCHOOL OR USER NEED TO PROVIDE TO STOPIT?
Please keep in mind, STOPit is not an emergency response service. If you believe your call requires immediate police, fire, or paramedic response, call 9-1-1. STOPit does not provide counseling or clinical advice. If you feel you need this type of attention, please seek the assistance of a qualified clinical or medical professional.