CyberBully Hotline Information
In an effort to encourage students to come forward and report incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation, Dolton School District 149 is implementing the CyberBully Hotline from SchoolReach. Whether it is physical or verbal, whether it is done online or offline, or whether it happens before, during, or after school, one thing is for certain: bullying is wrong. The purpose of this program is to create an anonymous, two-way means for students, parents, guardians and others to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation and more.
S.O.F.A.’s CyberBully Hotline Number is: (708) 782-5477
How it works:
- The CyberBully Hotline can receive voice calls and text messages. To send a voice call, simply dial the number and leave your message after the short greeting. To text, enter the number, followed by the text message. The service is operational 24/7/365.
Who receives the messages?
- A designated school official receives the message directly. No one else reads or sees the messages.
Is the system anonymous?
- Yes. The caller ID of the sender is replaced with a randomly generated number that is used for message delivery and reporting only. No names or other information are associated with the received messages.
- The CyberBully Hotline gives us the ability to reply to text messages and have two-way anonymous conversations.
- Please note: We do not have the ability to reply to all voice messages, just those left from a mobile device. If you want a reply to a voice message, please call from a mobile or cellular device.
What information should be sent?
- Since the service is anonymous, we don’t know who is sending the message. The more information we are given, the more help we can provide. Users are encouraged to provide as much information as possible or as much as they feel comfortable providing.
- As noted above, we can reply to messages and have an anonymous conversation with the sender. We may ask for more information as necessary.
- If a CyberBully Hotline user is providing a tip on violence or harmful acts that are being planned by others, we ask that he or she immediately provide as much specific information as possible so we can ensure the safety of all students and faculty.
- Anyone who would like to leave a callback number, or his or her identity , is encouraged to do so.
- If you have any questions about the program, please contact the school office. You may also visit the CyberBully Hotline website at www.cyberbullyhotline.comto learn more about the program.