A student, parent, or educator from a participating school can either go online to NJSafeSchools.com, or download the free mobile app* from iTunes or the Android Market.
Step 2 :
The user can navigate the different pages to get information about bullying, read their school district's policy on bullying, and link to resources to get help.
Step 3 :
If the user chooses to fill out a bullying report they select their school district from the drop down menu and enter the district's password
Step 4 :
The User follows along with the questions entering in the required and optional fields that ask basic information about the alleged bullying incident. The customizable interface asks the students for information such as:
Name of affected student(s)
Location/date/time of incident
Links to relevant web site (in cases of cyerbullying)
Attach photographs from camera-phones.
Step 5 :
A notification that a new report has been submitted is sent to the appropriate school staff that will follow up and investigate the reported incident.
What kind of device is needed to use this application?
Bullying App is multiplatform and is currently available on devices that run the following operating systems :
Any Internet connected Web Browsers including :
Devices running iOS, including :
Phones : Apple iPhone, iPhone 2
Tablets : iPad, iPad 2
Other devices : iPod, iTouch
Devices running Android operating system
Phones : All Android based phones from all major cellular carriers
eReaders : Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle Fire
New Jersey Anti-bullying Bill of Rights :
The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act requires that all school districts adopt policies that include procedures for reporting acts of harassment, intimitation or bullying (HIB) that must include a provision for reporting anonymously. (N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15(b)(5) The Model Policy promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Education for the guidance of local districts recommends that local boards consider every mechanism available to simply reporting, including standard reporting forms and Web-based reporting mechanisms. (Section 5). The Model Policy also recommends that school districts establish record keeping policies and procedures which create a defensible record of the district's efforts to remediate and reduce HIB and demonstrate compliance with investigative timelines. (Section 6)
Facts and Figures
Short for application, apps are programs for a mobile phone, tablet computer or other electronic devices, including: iPhones, Android Phones, iPod Touch, Tablet Computerss
A web application is an application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet browser.
There are 210,00 different apps on iTunes, 72,000 on the Android Market
10 Billion apps have been downloaded from iTunes
By the end of 2011, 1 in 2 Americans will own a smartphone with teens and adolescents having a higher percentage of ownership than adults.
In 2011, for the first time, smartphone and tablet shipments exceed those of desktop and notebook shipments
There have been 200 million IOS devices sold, and 100 million Android (including tablets)
The percentage of people in the U.S. who own an e-book reader has doubled over the past six months (12%). Tablets are in 8% of household,
iPod Touch is the most popular device running iPhone OS
Many schools and universities are replacing hard books with ereaders.