Johnston County schools trying online bully-reporting system
Posted June 22, 2012
Smithfield, N.C. — Johnston County Schools is testing a new online tool to let parents, students and staff report cases of bullying in schools.
The program is an effort to make it easier to report incidents and to help enforce the school system's anti-bullying policy.
It will start out in six schools – two elementary, two middle and two high schools – and then be made available to all schools in the district, school system spokeswoman Terri Sessom says.
The parent, student or teacher must identify themselves, their school and the name of the bully, as well as describe in detail the incident that occurred.
Complaints will then be forwarded to the school system's assistant superintendent for student services and to the school's principal, who has five days to address the issue.