STOPit - Anonymous Reporting
Carroll ISD 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 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, Carroll ISD is taking a proactive step to empower students to become Upstanders in our community in the way that they feel most comfortable. Carroll ISD believes adoption of STOPit is an important step in the continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for students.
We are transitioning our anonymous reporting system from the DIS Cyberbully Hotline to a new platform. While our hotline has been very effective, it is no longer available. We are excited to inform you that our school has enrolled with STOPit! STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors. With STOPit, users can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents and have the ability to message with the reporter, which provides the ability to address issues instantly. There are two ways to access STOPit to make an anonymous report: Web-Based Reporting and STOPit App. The STOPit platform has two simple but powerful features:
- Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.
- Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.
Both Report and Messenger empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off. No student information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.
How to Report Your Concern
With STOPit, users can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents and have the ability to message with the reporter, which provides the ability to address issues instantly Webbased Reporting - This reporting method is available for students and parents.
To make a web-based report, follow these steps:
- Visit STOPit.
- Use the DIS access code: DISdragons
- Make your report.
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.
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.
What student information does the school or user need to provide to STOPit?
Who receives the reports my child submits via STOPit?
Reports and Messenger messages will be received by EIS administrators and counselors.
Can I as a parent, teacher or community member use the app to report incidents?
Yes, parents, teachers and community members can make an anonymous report via the STOPit app or through the desktop reporting link.