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Wentzville School District and CyberBully Hotline Team Up to Prevent School Bus Bullying

By Carletta
November 15th, 2013

St. Louis, MO – The Wentzville School District and the CyberBully Hotline have partnered on a program to prevent school bus bullying.

Already in use by the District for more than a year, the CyberBully Hotline provides students and parents with the ability to anonymously report bullying, school violence, and other issues. Members of the school community can call or send a text message to the District’s CyberBully Hotline and begin a two-way anonymous dialogue with District administrators.

The new partnership is designed to help the WSD prevent incidents of school bus bullying. The CyberBully Hotline is providing Wentzville with a separate Hotline number just for District buses. Hotline stickers with the number clearly printed on them have been installed in each of the District’s 141 school buses.

“The challenge faced by all educators when it comes to bullying is that many incidents happen outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Melody Marcantonio, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. “This new partnership with the CyberBully Hotline will allow us to provide a new level of safety to our students as they travel to and from school as well.”

The CyberBully Hotline team is happy to provide the Wentzville School District with this new bully reporting capability. “Many of the large districts that we work with utilize multiple hotline numbers, but this is the first time we’ve created a hotline just for a district’s bus system,” said Margaret Schatz, national marketing director for the CyberBully Hotline. “We’re proud to provide this innovative offering to Wentzville administrators.”

About the CyberBully Hotline

The CyberBully Hotline is a comprehensive anonymous reporting program designed to help K-12 schools and districts. The system is used to facilitate two-way anonymous communications between school leaders and students on issues like bullying, school violence, mental health issues, and more. Offered by SchoolReach, a leading provider of school notification technology, the service provides students and parents with a pathway to report difficult problems they are struggling with. For more information, please visit cyberbullyhotline.com.

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