The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department has created an app that will allow students to report bullying on their school-issued tablets.
The app will be installed on all of the district tablets at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The app will be developed in-house and will not cost the district any additional money. Furthermore, it will be installed on desktop computers throughout the county which will allow anyone who is being bullied to have a way to report the problem.
Some parents are skeptical and believe that it could lead to false reporting or that the county will have problems monitoring the account.
Nonetheless, the app is not the first of its kind. In 2012, the Judson Independent School District outside San Antonio, Texas, launched an app that allowed users to report bullying. Earlier this year, The Simon Wiesenthal Center launched an app called Combat Hate in Chicago that was designed to help kids report bullying and find help.
Statistics show that more than 50 percent of students have been witness to someone being bullied and more than 70 percent believe that bullying is an ongoing issue in their life.
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