School District West has launched PSSTWorld Report IT Now, an online anonymous
reporting tool that will serve the safety needs of students, parents and staff
across the district. The new tool allows tipsters to report any issue concerning
safety at their school.
“Our district has taken
important steps to promote safety in our schools through policy development,
staff training, and education and awareness within the student population,”
said Blaney. “With PSSTWorld, students, parents and staff will now have a safe,
organized and popular mode of action for reporting school incidents and
Through PSSTWorld, any type of
safety concern can be reported including bullying, cyberbullying, sexual
harassment, assault or abuse, drugs, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, weapons,
vandalism, threats of school attack or any other threat-related issues.
Using the online reporting
system, safety tips are sent via email to school district safety staff. These
tips are made anonymously and are followed up on in a confidential manner. School
staff are consulted and appropriate interventions are implemented to resolve
the situation in cooperation with parents and school district safety staff.
Depending on the nature of the information, police may be notified. Tips are monitored
during school hours, but emergencies can still be reported by calling 911.
“PSSTWorld will help our
schools by providing communication and early detection of safety challenges as
well as more opportunity for prevention, intervention and problem resolution,” Blaney
explained. “We are confident this new tool will further support our schools in
building safe learning environments across the district.”
Posters, promotional items and
a marketing strategy will be used to attract students to the PSSTWorld website
at www.psstworld.com. Information
will also be distributed to the public through voicemail, Twitter, You Tube and
on the ASD-W website at http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/saferschools/Pages/default.aspx
Anglophone School District
West has been working on acquiring PSSTWorld since December 2016 in partnership
with the Safer Schools Together, an international company based in British
Columbia which specializes in helping schools across Canada minimize and manage
Media contact: Judy Cole,
communications, Anglophone School District West, 506-444-2852.