The Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®, allowing its 44,000 students to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across their 45 school campuses. The system encourages students, parents and staff to confidentially report bullying, gang-related issues and other sensitive topics through private messages sent on their mobile and computer Internet-enabled devices. Socorro ISD is the latest in a string of districts and schools in Texasthat have adopted the Anonymous Alerts confidential student reporting service.
"Our top priority is student safety and providing our student community with mobile and web-based tools to quickly reach out about sensitive issues," said Fernando Vasquez, Assistant Director of State and Federal Programs. "Our students can open up anonymous 1-way or 2-way conversations with our Principals through private messages, while protecting their identity, therefore prohibiting peer retaliation."