HPSD Enrolls with STOPit to Empower and Protect students

March 9, 2021: The Hattiesburg Public School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. This comes after recently ending services with the See it Say it app.
 
STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying 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.

"Keeping our students safe is our first priority within our District. We want to give our students and families the best resources available to keep our students safe," said Superintendent Robert Williams. 

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 STOPit Admin. STOPit Admin 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.

Our STOPit program launch is scheduled for February 22, 2021. 

About STOPit:

STOPit is the leading technology company providing software and services that mitigate, deter and control inappropriate conduct. The STOPit solutions are available to schools, universities, workplaces and governments around the world. Anonymous and configurable reporting is available by mobile app, web app and phone tip line empowering individuals to protect themselves and stand up for others as well as reporting safety and crime issues. STOPit provides valuable services to administrators including monitoring their incidents, content about issues and resolutions, training and promotion services, and investigation tools to help get in front of issues and manage risks.

To learn more about STOPit, please visit www.stopitsolutions.com.