Bullying, Harassment, Threats & Other Incidents
Red Oak ISD takes seriously all allegations of bullying, harassment, threats, or other incidents involving ROISD students or staff. We have developed this webpage for informational purposes as well as the need to report any such incident.
The district’s established Threat Assessment Team along with responsive departments including the ROISD Police Department, counselors, nurses, technology, plus campus and district administrators, are trained and follow state and local law as well as ROISD Policy when investigating and responding to any allegations.
The Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policies are listed below with links also available under Related Documents. We also have flowcharts for identifying bullying and other incidents and a Glossary of Terms.
STOPit is monitored 24/7.
STOPit - Bullying, Harassment, Threats, or other Incidents (The form may be completed anonymously.)STOPit! is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators. This app will empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students will have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. STOPit! has been purchased for students in Grade 2 through Grade 12.
WHAT IS STOPit?STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe. With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents in a backend management system.
STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help us go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior and instead start deterring it. As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, we are taking a proactive step to empower our students to report in the way that they feel most comfortable. We believe our adoption of STOPit is an important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for our students.For Frequently Asked Questions about the STOPit Program, please click on the link below:
NOTICE of False Claims:
Any individual who intentionally makes a false claim, offers false statements, or refuses to cooperate with a District investigation regarding bullying shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.