“One of the main difficulties schools face is reluctance from young people to report bullying face-to-face or in school.”
Far too often, we see mobile phones and social media apps being used as other platforms for individuals to bully each other. However, in one area of the UK, these tools are being employed in a proactive way by an app called “Text Someone”, helping students report bullying from a distance when it occurs, even anonymously if they so choose in case they fear retribution for their actions.
Leicester City Council is pioneering the initiative by becoming the first authority in the country to give all its schools software, which enables their pupils to report instances “24/7” via text, phone and online. The system also has the advantage of allowing a bystander to report an instance of bullying, even if they are not the victim.
Pupils report bullying to their teachers by text message: Read the article