SAISD using smartphones to identify bullies

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Irving  Middle School recently announced a pilot program April 29 to help students  report bullying safely and anonymously through their smartphones.

The $700 cost for the “Stop Bullies” app’s data is being paid for by The  Health Collaborative, a local non-profit group. The app itself was produced by  Appdiction Studio. A trial for Irving Middle School in the San Antonio ISD is set for this  fall. “This is a very powerful tool,” school principal Michael  Jordan told students. “This is not a toy.”

The app will allow kids to send messages to administrators discreetly via their phones. While Jordan said that mobile devices are not allowed during  school hours, his staff would make exceptions for the program. Read More