The Collaborative produced a short video to share information about the Bennington County tip411 program, how it works, how to download the app, and more!
…An important part of responding to bullying is to know when it is happening. Teachers and administrators are trained in the ‘4 A Response’, through PBIS, how to Affirm a student giving a report, Ask the right questions, Assess the report or threat, and Act on the information appropriately.
Students are provided ways to report bullying, including telling a trusted adult, using a paper method in the front office, or by using the Tip411 text or email app. While all students are encouraged to talk candidly with counselors, teachers, administrators, coaches or other adults they trust, many opt for more anonymous methods like Tip411.
The app is offered in partnership with Napa and American Canyon police departments and the Napa County Sheriff, and allows students to anonymously report bullying, suicide threats, crimes or other situations to school administrators and law enforcement, who can move quickly to investigate any unsafe incidents.
And, of course, we encourage parents to be vigilant for signs of bullying or bullying behavior, and to report concerns to a teacher and principal…
Helping residents prepare for Halloween this weekend is important, and the Poughkeepsie, NY Police Department used their tip411 system to send community alerts to residents via email and text message with helpful tips to keep safe.
Halloween Tips for Parents
- Make sure costumes fit well and that they are short enough to prevent tripping.
- Consider using hypoallergenic make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct your child’s vision.
- Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
- Make certain costumes are flame-retardant.
Halloween Tips for Homeowners
- Clear your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles or decorations that may be hard to see in the dark. Check around your property for flower pots, low tree limbs, garden hoses or anything that may be hazardous to young children rushing through the neighborhood.
- Keep your home well lit, inside and out.
The Lewisville Police Department in Lewisville, Texas recently announced they would be offering an “Exchange Zone” to help citizens exchange goods or for child custody exchanges in a safe area at the police department – And they used a tip411 alert to share the news with their community:
Two marked parking spots have been designated in front of the Police Department’s main door as an “Exchange Zone” for citizens wanting a safe location to exchange goods bought or sold, or to perform child custody exchanges. The area is under video surveillance. Lewisville Police Department encourages citizens to exercise good judgment and caution in their interaction with strangers, and bears no responsibility for the validity of the transactions conducted.
The Police Department is located at 1187 W. Main St on the West end of the Lewisville Municipal Annex.
Read the full alert here.