NORTH KINGSTOWN – North Kingstown High School on Monday began utilizing a smartphone app that helps students and staff anonymously report any suspicious activity around the school in order to prevent potentially harmful incidents on campus.
The school, via Twitter late Friday, announced students and staff will be educated on how to use the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System app, a youth-violence-prevention program created by Sandy Hook Promise.
According to the app’s website, users can anonymously report “observed threats, behaviors, actions and harassment” and intervene upon “at-risk individuals” before they pose a threat to themselves or the school.
The system also enables school administrators and law enforcement to create “effective interventions” to prevent violence, bullying, self-harm and other types of threatening behavior, the website states.
Users can submit anonymous tips anytime 24 hours a day.
Select schools within the Chariho and Narragansett districts are also utilizing the app, which is free to use.
James Bessette is the PBN special sections editor. Email him at Research@PBN.com.
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