AASA Bolsters Campaign to Improve School Safety, Stop Bullying

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Bill Reynolds
CrisisGo
618-308-0870
billr@crisisgo.com
 
James Minichello
AASA
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – May 4, 2017 – More than one out of every five students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, were bullied last year. That’s why AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CrisisGo, the maker of an emergency planning and communications platform, announced today they are expanding their partnership to help school districts combat bullying.

Since October 2016, CrisisGo has made its “panic button” feature complimentary to thousands of school districts enabling two-way, real-time communications in the event of an incident or emergency on school grounds. Recognizing that incident reporting and consistent disposition are essential to ensure a safe learning environment, CrisisGo will make its “Bully and Tips” tool available to all school districts in North America at no cost.

In an effort to unite teachers, parents, and students to create a bully-free environment, CrisisGo is also opening its platform to enable schools and organizations to raise awareness of these issues and share best practices with members of our school communities. CrisisGo is already working with No Bully to add content from its No Bully System®.

“We are pleased to be working with CrisisGo to help bring down the threats of school safety in our schools and communities,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “With No Bully joining our efforts, I only see this campaign growing as we work to bring effective anti-bullying strategies to schools and the communities they serve. School safety has always been a major priority with AASA.”

“A comprehensive bully reporting and tracking tool is essential if we are going to make progress,” said Bill Reynolds, vice president, CrisisGo. “Our platform allows students to report any incident using their smartphones. Making the process easy and anonymous is key to ensuring all issues are reported by the individuals who matter most—our students.”

CrisisGo, Nicholas Carlisle, the creator of the non-punitive No Bully System®, and Maya Claridge, a victim of bullying now sharing her experience on the Bullied to Bold Tour, are presenting a joint webinar on these issues through edWeb on June 5th. Registration for the program titled, “Bullying Prevention: Tips & Tech Tools,” can be done at http://home.edweb.net/webinar/bullying-prevention.

For more information about the CrisisGo free offer and subscription, visit the CrisisGo website.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.

About CrisisGo
CrisisGo is an emergency response network company with offices in Sunnyvale, Calif. and St. Louis, Mo. CrisisGo has developed a world-class, emergency communications platform that takes emergency response plans out of three-ring binders and puts them on smartphones, iPads and desktops for immediate reference and use. CrisisGo is changing how school districts respond to crises by giving them the mobile communications tools necessary to ensure that teachers, staff and administrators know exactly what to do during any emergency and to allow them to continuously communicate as a crisis unfolds. For more information: www.crisisgo.com.