Bullying of any kind is wrong – physical, verbal, online or off, before, during or after school – it is never acceptable. To help in our prevention efforts, Pilot Point ISD is implementing the SchoolReach CyberBully Hotline. The purpose of this program is to create an anonymous, two-way means for students, parents, guardians and others to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation and information on potential harmful or violent acts by others.
What is the CyberBully Hotline?
CyberBully Hotline is an anti-bullying program consisting of an anonymous, two-way reporting system, school-level and student-level reinforcement materials, and a bully prevention Resource Center.
The CyberBully Hotline system is designed to help students, parents and community members anonymously report past, present and predicted concerns in our school community. Information about bullying, harassment, drugs, violence, weapons, theft, or any other potential threat to school safety should be reported.
Anyone in the Pilot Point community can make a report, including students, staff, parents, and visitors. To ensure that we can respond to threats in a timely way, we request that all reports be made as soon as possible after witnessing or receiving information regarding an incident.
A school administrator or counselor at each campus will be responsible for receiving reports from the CyberBully Hotline. Upon receiving an anonymous report, they may take interim measures to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all parties pending the findings of the investigation.
Remember that the CyberBully Hotline is NOT an emergency reporting system. If you need to report an emergency, please immediately dial 911. Also, please note that while all reports made to the CyberBully Hotline will be answered as expeditiously as possible, there may be a response delay for reports received outside of school hours, over the weekend, or during holidays.
How does it Work?
Each school within our system is given its own unique number that students can call in or text to report incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation and information on potential harmful or violent acts by others. Messages received are immediately forwarded to designated school officials and can appear on their mobile device, in their email in-box and within the secure CyberBully Hotline website.
Each campus has their own hotline. To report bullying, please call or text the number associated with your school. Voicemails and text messages from mobile or cellular devices will receive a text response of acknowledgment. Voicemails from landlines cannot be acknowledged via text message.
Pilot Point Elementary School Pilot Point Intermediate School
Pilot Point Middle School Pilot Point High School
What information should be sent?
- Since the service is anonymous, we don’t know who is sending the message/tip. The more information we are given, the more help we can provide immediately. Users are encouraged to provide as much information as possible or as much as they feel comfortable providing.
- As noted above, we can reply to messages and have an anonymous conversation with the sender. We may ask for more information as necessary.
- If a CyberBully Hotline user is providing a tip on violence or harmful acts that are being planned by others, we ask that he or she provide as much specific information as possible immediately so we can ensure the safety of all students and faculty.
- Anyone who would like to leave a call back number, or his or her identity, is encouraged to do so.