The Belton Independent School District is introducing a new anti-bullying and safety reporting system to empower students, parents and community members to voice concerns to school officials.
With the Anonymous Alerts system, the district community can engage in anonymous two-way communications with school officials about situations such as bullying, weapons, drug/alcohol usage, potential campus threats and more. Once reports are received, school officials can quickly investigate them and take appropriate action.
All district issued devices will now include the Anonymous Alerts app that students, parents and staff members can download on their personal Apple and Android devices for free. Users can then gain access to the app by typing in a simple activation code provided by the district at http://www.bisd.net/safety.
Students, parents and staff members can send a web-based report online on Belton ISD’s website by clicking the Anonymous Alerts web-button. The web-based reporting form is available in English, Spanish and a dozen other languages. Report submitters can attach a photo, video or screenshot with their report as a way of providing enhanced information to school officials. In the mobile app, students will be able to view a “helpful links and resources” section in that contains links to informational websites, videos and other content related to subjects such as cyber-bullying, social and emotional learning, self-harm prevention and mental health self-help.
The system will be monitored during school days between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Source: Belton Independent School District