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One More Way to Protect Your Kids From Bullies

Hendry County School District is offering a confidential tool for parents and students to report bullying or threats.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the School District launched the website, hendrysafe.org , where parents and students can notify their school when things don’t feel quite right.

After going through verification, users can complete a form where they can explain who might be in danger and why. The form is then forwarded for investigation.

Depending on how serious the complaint is, law enforcement might get involved.

To limit false reports, the information submitted will be confidential instead of anonymous.

Collier County has a text messaging service that allows parents and students to report bullying, crimes, and threats.

To date, Lee County School District does not have a website or a text messaging service that allows parents or students to report incidents. “We ask that it be reported to the school,” Rob Spicker, communications director of Lee County District.

Rob said there are guidelines on how to report bullying, crimes, and threats in the student’s code of conduct , which can be found on the district’s website.

However, people can report incidents on the United State’s Government run website, StopBullying.com .

Additional reporting by Val Simpson

Val.Simpson@HelloSWFL.com

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