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S.T.O.P. Tipline. S afety T ipline , O nline P revention Ky Center for School Safety. Is There a Need for the S.T.O.P.! Tipline in Your District? . Analysis of School Shootings Dec 15, 2012-Feb 10, 2014. Of the K-12 school shootings in which the shooter’s age was known, 70% were minors

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s t o p tipline

S.T.O.P. Tipline

Safety Tipline, Online PreventionKy Center for School Safety

analysis of school shootings dec 15 2012 feb 10 2014
Analysis of School ShootingsDec 15, 2012-Feb 10, 2014
  • Of the K-12 school shootings in which the shooter’s age was known, 70% were minors
  • The shooters’ age ranged from 5-53
  • In the fourteen months since Newtown CT, there have been 44 school shootings including fatal and nonfatal assaults, suicides and unintentional shootings. In the first 6 six of 2014 there were 13 school shootings.
  • These school shootings resulted in 28 deaths and 37 nonfatal gunshot injuries

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/13/at-least-44-school-shootings-since-newtown-new-analysis/

bullying stats
Bullying Stats
  • It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
  • 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school
  • 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
  • According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.
what is the s t o p tipline
What is the S.T.O.P.! Tipline
  • History…
    • In the past, the “Shout Out Box” or “Bully Box” has been a part of the Anti-Bullying/Violence Prevention campaign in many schools.
    • These boxes are located around school and “anonymously” students or staff can leave a tip or note about bullies or violence in or around school.
    • They are very successful and should be continued to be used as we build our comprehensive Anti-Bullying/Violence Prevention Programs across Kentucky.
  • As Technology Progresses…
    • As an addition to the “Shout Out Box” and with the advancement of technology, we are proposing the “Safety Tipline, Online Prevention” be an added addition to the comprehensive anti-bullying/violence prevention programs in Kentucky Schools.
    • The “Safety Tipline, Online Prevention” is an online reporting program that works like a “virtual” or online tip box!
    • Side bar…Our students use their tech devices to communicate, we need to give them this avenue to leave tips and communicate with us.
s afety t ipline o nline p revention
Safety TiplineOnline Prevention
  • What’s it’s purpose?
    • A student, parent/guardian, staff member or community member can leave a tip by simply filling out an online form and checking a few boxes.
    • Kentucky Center for School Safety will host the S.T.O.P. Tipline. Hyperlinked logos/graphics will be provided to participating school districts which can be placed on their website.
    • KCSS will only be a “post office” for these email forms and will never house or view them.
    • This service will be provided as a partnership and at no cost to the school district…FREE of charge.
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WOW!
  • Now, if this is just what you have been waiting for…
  • If this sounds exciting or even interesting…
  • Or, if you are willing to listen and not take a nap or surf the net…
  • Let me tell you MORE!!!
let s checkout the webpages
Let’s Checkout the Webpages
  • http://www.kycss.org/stop/
  • Or easier to go our KCSS homepage
  • www.kysafeschools.org and look for the rightside S.T.O.P. logo
pilot district s logos
Pilot District’s Logos
  • Placement
  • Added Articles
  • Links to Brochures
  • Emphasis on “How to use tipline”
  • Next few slides…
i m a student
I’m a Student
  • How does it work?
  • Let’s look at the forms…( go to website use sample forms)
  • Bullying
  • Violence
  • Other Issues
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S.T.O.P. Tipline

Discussion and Considerations

For Implementation

considerations before implementation of the stop tipline
“Considerations Before Implementation”of the STOP Tipline
  • Five Areas to Cover
    • Email/Reported Tips
    • Timely Manner
    • Documentation
    • Internal Roll Out (Get Buy In)
    • Media Roll Out
email reported tips
Email/Reported Tips

1. Even before the partnership can be formed with KCSS and your school can receive the STOP Tipline, your school district needs to decide who in the school system should receive the tip (in email form) initially? (Tip is referring to an email with the reported information from a student or others.) Below are some suggestions and remember a minimum of three deep is suggested (redundancy.)

    • DPP
    • Safe school coordinator
    • School Resource Officer
    • Principal (in small districts)

Additional note:

  • Test emails (reports) should be conducted to make sure emails are being received periodically.
email reported tips1
Email/Reported Tips

2. Where does tip go next?

  • If principals are not in the initial distribution list, then they would be the logical next contact for the tip. A suggestion would be to text the principal that a tip has been received and is being sent to their email.
  • From the principal, the decision is made who should take action or be aware of this information in the tip. This could be the SAMs, guidance counselor , assistance principal, etc. (Distribution to those who can/should take action is required.)
email reported tips2
Email/Reported Tips

3. Who houses and files paper copies if any?

  • Documentation can be done in Infinite Campus?
  • Original reporting email can be used to reply or forward with action taken (to a designated person).
  • A sample routing sheet is available

4. Who houses and files paper copy of tip?

  • A couple of options are the DPP or the Principal.
  • In the building the Principal may give this job to an assistant principal or a guidance counselor.
timely manner
Timely Manner
  • These three levels are on the form for the person reporting a tip to check…
    • Level 1 - alert
    • Level 2 – contact me
    • Level 3 – be aware
  • Once the tip is received by the designed person, they will determine the action to be taken and in what time frame…suggestion is within three days. Better option would be within 24 hours or acknowledge receipt at all levels within 24 hours.
  • Best ‘consideration’ is that someone at the school level indicates what response was taken. That response can be matched to case number or form number. A response form is included in packet of materials as an option for recording response.
  • It is necessary for some system of documentation to be set up in-district.
  • If a level is not checked, the district needs to decide on the nature of the report and response needed.
  • Remember: those who report (students) may be waiting to see a response (if report was specific and warrants attention).
documentation
Documentation
  • Districts must decide whether to save email tip forms on server or paper
  • If paper (see notebook, which is provided) color coding and level with routing slip (provided)…
  • Each district will have a unique system of documentation, but the common thread will be… there must be documentation of the actions taken in a timely matter to insure the effectiveness of this school safety tool.
internal roll out for total district buy in
Internal Roll Out(For Total District Buy-In)
  • Include in an administrative meeting the program and brief training
  • Have as an agenda item for the School Board
  • Include all certified and non-certified staff in overview of program and brief training
  • Include on the agenda at the Site Base Council Meeting of each school
  • Introduce to the students at school (video possibly)
  • Include in letter or newsletter home
  • All of the above before you release to the media and begin the program
media roll out
Media Roll Out
  • Media Materials will be Available
    • Press Release (provided in email)
    • Brochure (on webpage)
    • Handout/Flyer (on webpage)
    • Agenda Book/Planner Entry
    • Alert Parents on the “All Call”
  • Other Places to Market the Tipline
    • Teacher Webpages
    • News Articles in School Papers
    • Posters /Signs
    • Logo Available for School Promotional Items
sample of agreement
Sample of “Agreement”
  • Agreement must be signed by the Superintendent of the partnering district.
success
Success
  • The success of this STOP Tipline is like so many other programs or projects. It takes time and attention. The concept behind this program sounds solid, allowing students, parents or community members to report bullying, violence or any unsafe situation at school online at anytime. The management of the sensitive information and the immediacy of it may be exhausting at times. Having a web-based conduit for school safety information and stopping some safety concerns before they escalate hopefully is worth the extra time and effort. We at KCSS, applaud you for what you do everyday to keep schools safe.