CrisisGo understands these concerns and has developed the only mobile emergency response system that provides a student-safe app, Safe2SpeakUP. This app is an anonymous way for students to easily and comfortably communicate with safety teams, counselors, or other specific people based on the report type. Using Safe2SpeakUP, students can report bully-related activity for themselves or their friends, submit safety tips about incidents at schools, and access safety resources during the event of an emergency.
If you can get students to talk, you can learn more about what is going on in their social circles and how to help them. To make students feel more comfortable about speaking up, make sure they understand what bullying is and set clear rules and expectations for them. Then, remind them that you are there for them and that it is their responsibility to report any bullying behavior. If it’s possible to provide them with an anonymous way to report what they see or hear, then let the students know about that option as well. Keeping lines of communication open will help more students to be heard and helped.