Anonymous CyberBully Hotline Implemented by Wentzville, MO School District
By Paul Langhorst October 10, 2012
The Wentzville, MO School District announced the kick off of their CyberBully Hotline program to their parents and school community on Monday October 8th. The school district utilized parent engagement best practices in their announcement, incorporating news of the service across all their school communication channels; including: website, social media sites, and issued a press release on the matter which was picked up locally by Fox 2 News.
“The program helps create an anonymous way for people to report bullying, harassment or intimidation.
A designated school official gets the message and can have an anonymous conversation, which the district hopes will encourage students to use it. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If parents or students have any questions or require further information, they can contact any school office, visit the CyberBully Hotline section of the District website, or visit www.cyberbullyhotline.com to learn more.”
Wentzville School District is joined by the Hancock and St. Louis Special School Districts who have implemented the CyberBully Hotline since the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and represent a new trend by school administrators who embrace new anonymous reporting systems as a means to reach students who may be fearful of an initial face to face meeting.
From the CyberBully Hotline team…way to go Wentzville, Hancock, and the St. Louis Special School District!