Bully Hotline Information
Report it at the Bully Hotline
In an effort to encourage students that may be experiencing bullying, harassment or intimidation and are too fearful or not quite ready to come forward face-to-face to report the matter, the Belle Fourche School District has implemented the CyberBully Hotline program.
Our desire and efforts are always first focused on encouraging students to report such issues directly to a teacher, counselor, coach or school administrator. However, in some cases, a student can be overcome with fear and worry about who to talk to, what to say, may fear retaliation or may fear losing respect of their peers by being labeled a "rat" or "snitch".
Students with such fears need a reporting path and the CyberBullying Hotline is designed to do just that. Here are a few high-level details and you can learn more at www.cyberbullyhotline.com.
How it works:
•Students can send a text message to the number listed above or call and leave a voice message.
•Their Caller ID is masked, making their report anonymous.
•The messages are forwarded to one or more school officials designated to monitor for reports.
•The monitors have the ability to reply to text messages and start a two-way anonymous chat.
•The goal is to engage the student to begin a dialog and start a resolution process.
Our goal is to ensure that each student feels comfortable coming forward, either face-to-face or anonymously. Encourage your student to use all the services that are offered by the Belle Fourche School District to help resolve any issues that they may face. We are here to help, but we cannot help if we do not know.
As a parent, you are also welcome to report issues. Anything that you think we should know to ensure that health and safety of our students should be reported.
If you have further questions or require further information, please contact our office, visit cyberbullyhotline.com to learn more.