New Online Platform Deals With Cycle of Bullying
An online platform that deals with reducing bullying
schools has been introduced. Representatives at Bridg-it
say its new software,
Bridg-it School address
the full lifecycle of an incident of bullying, from the
moment it is reported, compliance guidelines are met and the situation
Available by way of computer, tablet or smartphone,
a school environment — students, teachers or other staff members — can
an incident within minutes of it happening. Bridg-it School also has
150 pieces of curated content designed to impact student behavior.
At the same time, the reporting process is guaranteed
satisfy federal and state statutes regarding compliance requirements.
School also supplies data to administrators and teachers designed to help
identify patterns, trends and potential problems that involve bullying
Bridg-it School was piloted over the past year at
schools in the New York City area and, while no statistics on its use
available, Dominick D'Angelo, principle of the David
A. Boody Junior High
School in Brooklyn, NY, said it "is enabling us to handle harmful
quickly and efficiently. As a result, our students are more
empowered and feel
they are being heard."
Bridg-it Founder and President Jeff Ervine said, "By
bullying in a more holistic fashion, we can help schools and communities
measurable progress toward building safer, more positive learning
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.