Have questions about the No Bullying Schools program, curriculum, or app? We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions and answers here. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
No Bullying Schools is an evidence-based program for Bullying Prevention and Positive School Culture. Created by a team of America’s top educators, PhDs, and experts on bullying prevention, it includes a comprehensive bullying reporting software with built-in intervention tracking for school administrators, as well as a smartphone app where students, parents, and teachers can report bullying. No Bullying Schools also includes a year-round curriculum for students with 36 video lessons and lesson plans that teachers can use in the classroom. Video topics include: Respect, Responsibility, Resiliency, Emotional Intelligence, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, Online Safety, and more.
To submit a bullying report, download the “Report Bullying – by No Bullying Schools” App in Google
Play or in the App Store, and then fill out the report right form your phone or tablet. The app is a free download for member schools. You can also use a computer and go to https://nobullyingschools.com, then click the “Report Bullying” button.
Anyone can submit a report: students, parents, or educators. You don’t even have to create an account or
login. We encourage students to leave all of their contact information, but we also give them the
option to remain anonymous (as this is required by law in many U.S. States). Your secure report will go
directly to your school administrators if they have an account with https://nobullyingschools.com.
No Bullying Schools automatically tracks the IP Address of the person submitting the report. Right before submitting the report, the person is required to check a box acknowledging “I promise this is not a false report. I am who I say I am. I know that my device ID can be tracked when reporting.” Then they have to check another box to indicate they are “not a robot.” Most schools receive little to no false reporting due to the serious nature of the topic and the potential consequences.
No, they cannot. Once a report is submitted, only the school administrators can login to view the report using our secure software.
No. The original report details are locked, and they cannot be edited or deleted. This protects the
school and everyone involved. However, school administrators can add a note to the top of the report,
or they can add the report to a “Case” at which point, they can add as much additional info as needed.
After a bullying report is submitted, the “Bullying Point Person” for your school (meaning, one of the school administrators) will receive and automatic email alert notifying them of the new report. They will then login to our secure software, review the report, and begin an investigation. From there, they can also assign the report to a different administrator, and then that person will receive an email alert. Your school can have up to 10 administrators receive the email alerts, and these settings can be adjusted on the Settings Page.
School administrators can “Close” a report by changing the report status to “Closed” and that incident
WILL NOT be tracked as part of the software’s smart charts and graphs (and that’s a very good thing).
However, the report cannot be fully deleted from the system, and the school administrators will always
have the option change the status back to an active investigation if they deem it necessary.
A Case is like a folder. It can contain multiple Bullying Reports, Incident Reports, Student Records,
Screen Shots, Positive Action Plans, IEPs, PDFs, JPGs, and Custom Notes. At the bottom of each case,
administrators can add a copy of the student’s Positive Action Plan, or they can add their own
A Positive Action Plan is a PDF resource we developed for school administrators to follow-up with each
case and assign custom interventions as needed. The Positive Action Plan includes a step-by-step guide
for meeting with the other administrators, as well as meeting with the “reported student” and his or
her parents to create a plan for moving forward. Our methodology is based on the concept of
“restorative practices,” which gives the student a chance to re-think their actions and determine a
more positive way to behave in the future. When a Positive Action Plan is completed, administrators
can scan it or take a photo of it, and then save it to a “Case” inside the No Bullying Schools Software.
There are two options for adding student records to the software: 1) You can upload a spreadsheet file with all of your student data. 2) You can add students manually, one at a time inside the software. In addition, you can always export your school’s data using our Basic Export Tool or the Full Export Tool.
Only the School Administrator Accounts can access to the Bullying Reporting Software, meaning they
can login to our secure system to view Bullying Reports and follow up on each Case. Students and
Teachers can never see this data. When a Student or Teacher logs in, they go to the Curriculum side of
our website, where they can access the training videos and the PDF resources.
No. All students and teachers will login using the same “Shared Account.” This is a single username and
password that you can publicize within your district (you can even share it with parents). When
someone logs in with the Shared Account, they will have access the video curriculum and the PDF
resources. However, they WILL NOT have access the Bullying Reporting Software (which only school
administrators can view).
Many schools have been sued for not being “proactive enough” to prevent bullying. Although the No Bullying Schools software cannot guarantee against litigation, it can provide a record of how your school responded and followed up with each incident. (Of course, it is up to the school administrators to use the software effectively and to respond in an appropriate way.) In addition, utilizing the video curriculum and training materials with your students can show the proactive nature of your stance on bullying prevention and your commitment to creating a positive school culture.
When your school joins No Bullying Schools, it is a newsworthy event, and we encourage you to write a
press release about it. Joining No Bullying Schools shows your commitment to creating a positive
school culture and to preventing bullying on your campus. In addition, as you use the software, you will
have many built-in tools for tracking your school’s progress. For example: the software can compare
the number of bullying incidents year-to-year, allowing you to see if bullying is increasing or decreasing
over time. If you choose, you can even publicize your school’s progress on the school website, email
newsletters, or local media outlets.
We encourage kids to leave their contact information when submitting a report, but we also allow
them to report anonymously. With an anonymous report, we still want the school to know their age-
range. This question usually comes into play when there are multiple schools registered from the same
district. If so, the reporting person is required to select their specific school within the district (for
example: Elementary, Middle School, or High School), and this gives an indication of their age-range.
Sure thing. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call us at (616) 987-0444. We would love to hear from you! Our website is https://nobullyingschools.com.