Liberty empowers students to anonymously report bullying with new app

Students and parents in the Liberty Central School District have a new way to anonymously alert administrators and safety personnel of instances of bullying or other negative activity.

The district will begin using Quick Tips, a free anti-bullying app available for download on the Google Play and Apple App Store. Using this app, students can send anonymous reports of incidents such as bullying, harassment, self-harm and violence to school administrators. Users can include photos, videos or screenshots of social media postings with their report. Once a user sends the report, they have the option to provide their contact information or to establish an anonymous two-way communication with school leadership.

Users may download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play store and can enter the activation code, which will be distributed to students and families as the app is implemented. School administrators at each school will mail letter home to district families with more information at the start of the school year.

When it comes to random acts of violence, there are steps our school district and community can take to identify potential threats.

“Maintaining a constant state of awareness of individuals, actions and social media postings that threaten students, staff or schools is the first step we can all take,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore. “I’d like to remind all students that if you witness behavior that doesn’t look right or if you see something on social media that is concerning, please say something. Do not be afraid to speak up.”

The district would also like to ask parents and guardians to should also take the time to remind their children throughout the school year about the Quick Tips online reporting option.

For more information about Quick Tips, please contact your child’s principal or click here to read a list of frequently asked questions and answers.