TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- We know bullying is a huge problem in many of our schools. Now one school system has a new anti-bullying app that parents and students will both be able to use.
Now that the Tuscaloosa County School Board gave the OK to move forward with the new anti-bullying app last week, the software company they’ve hired can start working on it.
A Tuscaloosa County school district spokesperson said they’ve talked to the software company and other school districts where a similar app is being used, and they’ve reported positive results with it. Although the details of how the app will be formatted have not been released yet, we know how it will work.
School district leaders said the app will be set up in a way that students and parents can anonymously report any bullying or safety concerns. “When a situation where there is fear of someone reporting and being known the idea here is to erase that barrier,” said Terri Brewer, Tuscaloosa County Schools PR director.
The school system expects to roll out the new free anti-bullying app this upcoming new school year.