Speak UP! is an app that allows students to anonymously report incidents of bullying to school administrators. Students open the app, fill out a templated incident report, and submit it to administrators who then take appropriate action. It is available for purchase at a per student user rate.
Administrators, teachers, and student users start using Speak UP! by downloading the app or going online and creating an account.
Student users open the app when they witness or experience situations of bullying. They select the ‘Incident Report’ tab from their menu and begin filing a report. If possible, they upload a picture of the incident. Using drop down menus, the student selects what kind of incident occurred such as violence, bullying, racism, sexting, vandalism, or alcohol, and where in the school it occurred. In the message box, students type in details regarding the incident such as who was involved, what happened, and where and when it took place. Students select ‘report anonymously’ at the bottom of the dashboard to report the incident anonymously to administrators.
Administrators sign in to their account and select their dashboard from the menu. From the dashboard they view Speak UP!-generated graphics displaying report information and data. They view reports by category per month, location, grade and gender, category per day and report status by year (closed, new, and pending). From their profile, administrators also view a user list of all users in the school or district, their inbox, and account settings. Based on the reports, administrators then take appropriate actions.
WHO’S USING IT
As of 2016, over 10,000 students, teachers, and administrators are currently using Speak UP!
Speak Up! costs $0.30 per student per month.
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Somehow make this app applicable for parents as well.
Consider what if a teacher or administrator is harming a student or students?... what could be done t...
I would want to make it easily accessible for everyone. Even primary grades.
It would be great if they can incor...