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 “East Prairie R-2” is implementing the CyberBully HotlineTM program from SchoolReach®
Our desire and efforts are, first and foremost, 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. They may also fear retaliation, or losing the respect of their peers by being labeled a “tattle” or “narc.”
Students with such fears need a reporting path and the CyberBully Hotline is designed to be just that. Here are a few high-level details:
How it Works
- East Prairie R-2 has published the following hotline number(s):
- East Prairie High School – (573)271-2026
- East Prairie Jr. High – (573) 271-3057
- Martin Elementary – (573) 271-3058
- Doyle Elementary – (573) 271-3059
- Students or parents can send a text message to these numbers, or call and leave a voice message
- The Caller ID is masked, ensuring the report is completely anonymous
- The messages are forwarded to one or more school officials who have been designated to monitor reports
- These officials have the ability to reply to text messages & start a two-way, anonymous chat
- The goal is to engage the student and begin a dialog towards 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 avenues that are offered by “East Prairie R-2” to help resolve any issues that they may face. We are here to help, but we can’t help if we don’t know.
As a parent, you are also welcome to report issues. Anything that you think we should know to ensure the health and safety of our students should be reported.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the school office, visit the CyberBully Hotline section of on the school website or visit www.cyberbullyhotline.com to learn more.