Duncanville

Independent School District

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Reporting Bullying

 StayALERT

 
 
 
What is StayALERT?
StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential reporting service for students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members. Reports about unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Four Ways to Report a Concern

After StayALERT receives a report, it is transcribed and communicated verbatim to a pre-designated school official for follow up. StayALERT is monitored in real time by real people.

What to Report?

  • Bullying
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Teacher or Student Conflict
  • Other Safety Concerns

With StayALERT you are never required to reveal your identity. The idea is to facilitate information sharing between the community, school administrators, and local authorities to ensure the safety of our children and staff. Anyone in the community is encouraged to call, text, e-mail, or report online when a student’s safety is in question.

How does StayALERT work?
Visit the StayALERT website at http://www.stayalert.info/.  The right column of the page contains contact information for sending a message.

StayALERT is NOT:
This fast and easy reporting system is not a substitute for reporting an emergency. Any true emergency should still be reported directly to local police, sheriff, EMS, or fire officials for immediate action and response. If you or anyone else is in danger, call 911.

Who may submit a StayALERT Report?
Any student, teacher, staff, parent of a student, or local community member in Duncanville ISD may access the reporting portal to report a concern.

What is Bullying?

Bullying encompasses harassment and discrimination and means doing, saying or acting in a way that hurts someone else or makes him or her feel bad intentionally. Bullying may consist of the following types of behavior: verbal bullying (name-calling); physical bullying (punching, pushing); social bullying (leaving someone out of a game or group on purpose); extortion (stealing someone’s money or toys); and cyberbullying (using e-mail, instant messaging, the Internet, mobile phones, etc. to bully others). 

 

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