The Ysleta Independent School District is getting tech savvy with it’s latest approach to try and stop bullying in it’s schools.
The cell phone app called Anonymous Alerts, which has been used by other districts across the nation, is now available to students, parents, and teachers at YISD.
The app can be used to anonymously report incidents of bullying, harassment, theft, and dating violence.
The district says it’s a way of keeping up with the technology students use on an everyday basis and a way to have them feel safe about reporting incidents such as weapons on campus or drugs.
“There’s a new law in the state that was just enacted called David’s Law and it’s about cyber bullying and bullying in general and one of the things that is in the law is that every district has to have a system for students to report bullying anonymously.” said YISD Pupil and Parent Director James Vasquez.
The app was officially launched on Friday and can be downloaded in the Apple Store or on Google Play. More information available here.