“We start our day here at ReportIt with the premise of ‘who can we help today?’ and through Safe and Sound Schools, we have the power to help even more people,” said Anthony. “With Safe and Sound School’s trusted reputation and comprehensive community-focused approach, they can share the importance of anonymous reporting with teachers, staff, parents, students, administrators, and public safety officials.”
ReportIt’s focus on early detection for intervention and prevention aligns well with Safe and Sound School’s goal of school crisis prevention, response and recovery. The ReportIt platform is accessible from the web or app, is discrete, allows for the full spectrum of reporting concerns, and automatically routes reports to the right people. Since Safe and Sound speaks to a national network of students, teachers, and school-based communities, it was important to align with a reporting platform meets the needs of students regardless of their location. Anonymous tips to ReportIt are automatically routed to the appropriate agency in the city/state where the user is using the app. This saves time and ensures report receipt quick and efficient attention by the proper agency in the nearest jurisdiction.
“Anonymity is critical in the school environment because students – who are often the first line of intelligence – may know of a potential risk, but don’t report it out of fear of retaliation,” said Michele Gay, executive director and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools. “This is why when ReportIt says tips are ‘anonymous,’ it means ANONYMOUS. This means students and community members who use ReportIt can be confident their information is not even in the app, which removes a burden from students and opens the a direct channel of communication.”
Preventing a safety threat from coming to fruition, saves lives, and according to Anthony, is the best way to help people. Safe and Sound Schools is grateful for the support of ReportIt and will share more on its upcoming program as soon as we can.