RESIG is partnering with STOPit Solutions to protect our schools by empowering students and employees to speak up about inappropriate behavior such as bullying, violence, substance abuse, and discrimination. A mobile phone application, STOPit allows users to report quickly, anonymously, and comfortably to their school’s administrators. When a report is received, administrators may start a two-way, real-time, anonymous conversation with the reporter. STOPit monitors reports 24/7, giving administrators peace of mind when they are not on duty and ensuring that no messages fall through the cracks.
Primarily designed for secondary schools, the application is more than a reporting tool. RESIG has paid to allow member districts to access several valuable add-ons: a Social-Emotional Learning library and a Crisis Text Line.
The Social Emotional Learning library includes courses for administrators and students based on age. Some available courses for students include:
- Bullying and Cyberbullying: Stop the Cycle
- Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
- Dealing with Your Feelings
New in 2022, STOPit includes a Crisis Text Line.
This resource allows anyone in any type of crisis to access free, high-quality support in the STOPit app and is available anytime, anywhere in the US. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from STOPit’s secure online platform. Communication between an individual and Crisis Counselor is confidential. If you are interested in implementing STOPit at your school site, contact Erin Tarkhanian.