Anti-bullying School App to Launch

Nevada lands grant to launch anti-bullying app, will contribute to national school safety research.

When Nevada students start reporting bullying or potential threats to a state-run hotline and app next year, they won’t just be getting help with a crisis — they’ll be contributing to national research about what techniques make schools safer.

The state recently landed federal funds that will help it set up a legislatively mandated Safe to Tell hotline and reporting app starting in 2018. Researchers supported by the National Institute of Justice, a subsidiary of the Department of Justice that’s been putting tens of millions of dollars into school safety-related research since 2014, will analyze data about the hotline’s usage and response techniques to determine whether such reporting channels can be considered “evidence-based” and franchised elsewhere.  Read more