From the Kentucky Center for School Safety
If your school district wants to add another component to its bullying prevention program, or if your students communicate more by using technology rather than face-to-face, you may have considered an online reporting tool. If so, this S.T.O.P. (safety tipline online prevention) Tipline training might be what you are looking for.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety will be offering two free S.T.O.P.! Tipline trainings in June:
Morehead Conference Center Training
Tuesday, June 17 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. (EST)
Morehead Conference Center, 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351
Murray State University Training
Thursday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CST)
2014 College and Career Readiness Summit
Alexander Hall, Murray State University
This tipline in no way replaces the face-to-face communication and relationships built at our schools. The S.T.O.P. tipline is just one more tool for students or parents to communicate unsafe situations at school.
One unique attribute of an online tipline is its availability: A student, parent or community member can submit information day or night. Also, many students may feel more comfortable emailing about a situation, instead of a face-to-face meeting with school officials.
The main purpose of the tipline is to add another layer of accessibility between students and trusted school personnel. This tipline is not for immediate response. Those needing immediate assistance should dial 911.
How does it work?
Students or Parents
•Click logo on school's Web page
•Choose whether you want to submit a tip about 1) bullying, 2) violence or 3) other risky behaviors (e.g., alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sexual abuse or theft)
•Fill in the check boxes and explain
Schools (This tipline is free of charge to Kentucky school districts)
•Partner with Kentucky Center for School Safety
•Attend training on the S.T.O.P. Tipline program
•Receive logos to place on your websites
•Create email account to direct the submitted forms
•Investigate tips in a timely manner