Bryan ISD tackles bullying with smart phone app

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:12pm

Bullying can take on many forms, whether it be physical or emotional.

It's an issue school districts deal with on a daily basis and Bryan ISD is no exception.

"Students can feel that their safety is threatened over the internet, by text messaging, cyber bullying or in person," said BISD Director of Communications, Brandon Webb.

On average the school district receives about 145 reports of bullying each year so in an effort to put a stop to bullying, BISD is introducing a new way to report it.

And it comes in the form of an app.

All you have to do is download the Bryan ISD app on your smart phone, access the tip line and then submit what's happened.

And one of the best features? You can remain anonymous if you choose.

"Sometimes people are reluctant to report bullying and harassment because they're afraid of retaliation and we want to remove that fear," said Webb.

BISD expects to see the number of bull lying reports to increase.

"With the tip line, we feel like that's just one more tool we can use in the culture of anti-bullying, in a culture that says this stops now, we're going to protect our students."

To download the app all you have to do is search "Bryan ISD" in either the iTunes or Google Play store.


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