During a legislative session, House Bill 179 was passed for the purpose of reducing bullying and cyberbullying. To meet the spirit and intent of the law, Muenster ISD has enrolled with STOP!T. See our press release HERE.
STOP!T is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.
Our students will have access to the STOP!T mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.
Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.
Get Help can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.
Both Report and Get Help empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOP!T to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOP!T is to create a safer, kinder school community, both online and off.
No student information is needed to use STOP!T . The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOP!T is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.
Your child will be invited to download the STOP!T app from the app store on his or her smartphone or tablet at no charge.
Thank you for your support of the Muenster ISD.
Sincerely,Steven L. Self Lou Heers John York
Superintendent Elementary Principal JH/HS Principal