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Westmoreland County Public Schools launches Anonymous Alerts® to combat bullying

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

Westmoreland County Public Schools has announced a partnership with Anonymous Alerts®, the anti-bullying and safety reporting system app. The anonymous 2-way communications™ system empowers students to quickly and anonymously report bullying, cyber bullying, peer pressure, drug/alcohol usage, family issues, or any other student safety concerns to school officials.

The safety reporting app empowers students to report bullying and other concerns. Through the implementation of Anonymous Alerts®, Westmorland County Public Schools is enhancing their bullying prevention tools and continuing to enforce a safe school climate. The system will kick off October 23, 2017.

“Our top priority is to promote a positive school climate for students and we feel that Anonymous Alerts® helps enhance our bullying prevention initiatives by providing students an outlet to speak up about bullying, self-harm, and other safety concerns to school administration,” said Dr. Michael D. Perry, Superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools.

Students, parents, and staff will be able to download the Anonymous Alerts app, which is available in English and Spanish, for free and gain access with an activation code to place reports to school officials. Students can also access the Anonymous Alerts® online system from the Westmoreland County Public Schools website to send a report. In addition, helpful links and resources regarding bullying, harassment, and mental health are available for students on the app.

“We are excited to help encourage Westmoreland County Public Schools students to report bullying, safety concerns, and any other urgent information to administrators,” said T. Gregory Bender, President & CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC. Bullying, cyberbullying, drug use/dealing, depression, safety threats, and more can all be reported directly to authorized personnel through easy-to-use mobile apps and a hosted website. For more information, please visit www.anonymousalerts.com.