STOPit is a mobile app that empowers any student to anonymously report school safety issues and reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing situations such as bullying, theft, mental health concerns, violence, sexual harassment, substance abuse or any other student safety concern. This app is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How it works:
The STOPit app has two important features:
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. Each school has a unique code for students to enter to ensure their anonymous report is instantly delivered to the appropriate school administrators and SROs.
Students are the most important first responders of school safety, as they are the eyes and ears of what is happening before, during, and after school. Offering this communication tool will enhance our layers of school safety and better promote a “see something, say something, do something” school culture.
1. Is STOPit really anonymous?
STOPit is truly anonymous. Monroe County Community School Corporation 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.
2. How does the STOPit mobile app work?
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, SROs and the Director of Safety 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 be required to enter their unique school code. It is important to enter the correct code that corresponds their school to ensure any anonymous report that is made is delivered to the appropriate school personnel.
4. Who receives the reports that a student submit via STOPit?
Reports are received by assigned school administrators, school resource officers and the Director of Safety.
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 Dr. Chris Finley, Director of Health and Safety.
6. What if my child does not have a mobile device?
Anonymous reports can be made via desktop computer by visiting https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/login. Simply enter the school access code 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://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/login on a desktop computer.
8. What is happening to the Safe School Hotline and Blackboard Tipline?
MCCSC Safe School Hotline and Blackboard Tipline will be retiring in September 2023. The STOPit app will be an improvement to the Anonymous Alert System, allowing students to access these features:
9. I have additional questions about STOPit. Who can I contact?