The Ballinger Independent School District is taking steps to prevent bullying by offering a new app that will promote student safety.

The Ballinger Independent School District is taking steps to prevent bullying by offering a new app that will promote student safety.

The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

To use this revolutionary new app, students, parents or other school personnel can simply visit the Ballinger Independent School District website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or text link to submit a report expressing their concern. Anonymous Alerts® mobile applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or the Chrome stores.

Ballinger Independent School District supplies students a simple username and password activation code, making the app remarkably easy to use and students select which school the message should go to. In addition, informational posters explaining how to use the app will be displayed throughout schools and offices in the district.