Bridg-it, a provider of solutions that cultivate safe, positive schools and communities, has launched Bridg-it School, the first online school safety solution that addresses the full lifecycle of an incident, from reporting through resolution. Available via computer, tablet or smartphone, Bridg-it School allows students, teachers, parents and administrators to securely file a confidential report in less than one minute, from anywhere at anytime.
The robust, easy-touse solution immediately alerts the appropriate stakeholders when a report is filed, and also provides to educators valuable aggregated data about a school's behavioral climate and trends in real time. In addition, Bridg-it School allows for easy compliance with state-mandated reporting, saving significant administrative time. "The proliferation of smartphones and the use of social media has dramatically changed the face of bullying and how we need to address it," said Dominick D'Angelo, Principal of I.S. 228 David A. Boody Junior High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Reporting and tracking incidents is just the first step in addressing bullying. Bridg-it School goes beyond reporting to tackle bullying and harassment through its Resource Center. This digital library contains more than 150 pieces of expert-curated content that can positively impact student behavior. News and Trends 30 · "In a national sample of 3rd- 8th graders, about 17 percent of students say they bully other kids on a regular basis," said Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D. Professor, Child Development Division; Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, and a renowned expert on bullying prevention.