ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Round Rock ISD has launched a new program aimed to reduce bullying, threats, weapons and drug-related activity at district schools.
The Anonymous Alerts program will allow students to submit reports to school officials. The students making the reports have the option to reveal their identity during the process to have an in-person discussion with school officials. Students will also be able to have a text message conversation within the app with school officials.
To submit a report, students, parents, staff, community members, administrators or security personnel must select a school building (which school in the district) and a person to contact, then select the type of incident and explain what happened. They can also add photos or screenshots to the reports.
Message topics may include bullying, cyber-bullying, family difficulties, self-harm, cutting, drug and alcohol abuse, student depression, harassment, weapon-related issues or abnormal student behavior. Anonymous Alerts will only be monitored during from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days. Any reports submitted outside of that time period will be reviewed the following normally scheduled school day.
Anonymous Alerts is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Reports can also be made online here.