Monday, August 20, 2012

Press Release - Online Anonymous Bullying Reporting

Below is a recent press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger regarding a new, anonymous, online Bully Alert Form.

Our agency is proud to announce that we have launched a link on our website which allows for anonymous reporting of bullying incidents that take place in our community. This new tool is the result of our partnership with the Milton Youth Coalition and their focus this fall on an anti-bullying campaign. 

Last school year we detected a noticeable rise in the number of bullying incidents that were being alleged in our community, and the severity of some of them. While some of the incidents were taking place on school grounds, many were also reported elsewhere in the community. In response to that, the Milton Youth Coalition determined it would be their focus this fall to implement an anti-bullying program in the community. As previously released, there will be an upcoming community picnic to focus on the topic, and kick-off the programming. That will be held on September 7th at Northside Intermediate School, and more details will follow. 

We feel this anonymous reporting tool is important, as sometimes victims and witnesses are hesitant to report incidents, as they fear retaliation. This link will allow those using it to report the events directly to the police department, and we will take appropriate actions based upon the information provided. 

The Bully Alert link can be found at , and then click on the police department home page.