Taft CyberBully Hotline 815-669-9749
TAFT CYBERBULLY HOTLINE INFORMATION
In an effort to encourage students to come forward and report incidents of bullying, harrassment, or intimidation, Joliet Public Schools District 86 has implemented the CyberBully Hotline from SchoolReach. Whether it is physical or verbal, whether it is done online or offline, or whether it happens before, during, or after school, one thing is for certain: bullying is wrong. The purpose of this program is to create an anonymous, two-way means for students, parents, guardians, and others to report incidents of bullying, harrassment, intimidation, and more.
Taft Elementary School CyberBully Hotline Number is:
What is Bullying?
Bullying means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal acts of conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student or students that has or can be reasonably predicted to place one in reasonable fear of harm to person or property; cause a detrimental effect on one's physical or mental health; interfere with one's ability to participate or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the school.
How it Works:
The CyberBully Hotline can receive voice calls and text messages. To send a voice call, simply dial the number and leave your message after getting the short greeting. To text, enter the number, followed by the text message. The service is operational during school hours.
If you need immediate attention or you have an emergency, please dial 911
Who Receives the Messages?
A desginated school official receives the messages.
Is the System Anonymous?
Yes. The caller ID of the sender is replaced with a randomly generated number that is used for message delivery and reporting only. No names or other information are associated with the received messages. The CyberBully Hotline gives us the ability to reply to text messages and have two-way anonymous conversations. We do not have the ability to reply to all voice messages, just those left from a mobile device. If you want a reply to a voice message, please call from a mobile or cellular device.
What Information Should be Sent?
- Since the services are anonymous, we don't know who is sending the message. The more information given, the more help we can provide. Users are encouraged to provide as much information as possible or as much as they feel comfortable providing.
- As noted above, we can reply to messages and have an anonymous conversation with the sender. We may ask for more information as necessary.
- If a CyberBully Hotline user is providing a tip on violence or harmful acts that are being planned by others, we ask that he or she provide as much specific information as possible so we can ensure the safety of all students and faculty.
- Anyone who would like to leave a callback number, or his or her identity, is encouraged to do so.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office or visit www.cyberbullyhotline.com
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