WSWHE BOCES is committed to providing students and staff a safe learning environment. In an effort to proactively respond to potential threats within our school community, we have adopted the anonymous reporting application, STOPit. While in person reporting is the prefered method of communication, STOPit provides our students a way to share information with school staff if they are uncomfortable making a report in person. Providing a safe and positive school climate is our number one goal.
STOPit is a mobile app that empowers any student to anonymously report school safety issues and reach out for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With STOPit, you have the power to protect yourself and others from harmful, inappropriate, or unsafe behavior. 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
To get started you can download the app from either the Google Play or Apple App Store:
1. Is STOPit really anonymous?
STOPit is truly anonymous. WSWHE BOCES does not know the identity of the student submitting the report or message. At the student’s discretion, they may choose to voluntarily provide identifying information in the content of report or message.
The STOPit app can be downloaded onto any mobile device through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once the app is downloaded, students have access to anonymously submit a report and include details through text, screenshots and videos. Reports are instantly received by assigned school administrators and SROs who will then take appropriate actions. One benefit of the STOPit app is that it allows for two-way communication. School administrators and SROs have the ability to confirm to the student that the report has been received and ask any necessary follow-up questions.
Students can also access the Get Help icon, which gives them access to local resources such as law enforcement, mental health centers, crisis hotlines and additional resources.
The STOPit mobile app is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
3. What information does a student need to provide to use STOPit?
Once the STOPit app has been downloaded, students will simply choose the building from the drop down menu and the appropriate school officials will be notified.
4. Who receives the reports that a student submit via STOPit?
Reports are received by assigned school administrators, and school resource officers.
5. Can STOPit be used by children under the age of 13?
The STOPit app may be used by children under the age of 13. If you have questions regarding usage of the app, you may reach out to your child's building principal.
Anonymous reports can be made via desktop computer by visiting https://web.stopitsolutions.com/login/BOCESsafe. Simply choose the building from the drop down menu and the appropriate school officials will be notified.
7. Can a parent or teacher use the app to report incidents?
Parents and teachers can use the STOPit app to make a report by either downloading the app or visiting https://web.stopitsolutions.com/login/BOCESsafe on a desktop computer.
8. I have additional questions about STOPit. Who can I contact?
For questions regarding the STOPit app, please contact your child's building principal. You can also visit the website www.stopitsolutions.com