Identifying Campus Bullies By Empowering The Bystander

Tim Portermia

Appddiction Studio’s Stop Bullies district wide smartphone app empowers bystanders to capture bully events as they occur and report them to school administrators in real time. School administrators can then begin to investigate the incidents immediately utilizing the Stop Bullies secure dashboard which allows for the receipt, analysis and management of incidents across the district. With incident information captured by the bystander trained professionals within the school can put their training and intervention expertise to work thus making the campus safer. School counselors can then work on proactively preventing the next incident without spending valuable time on “He said-She said” type interviews.

Mr. Porter recommends that every school district should consider implementing the Stop Bullies app. Stop Bullies can be downloaded by district students in grades K-12 to work on any smartphone regardless of platform including iPhone/iPad/iPad Mini/iPod Touch/Android/Android Tablets/Windows 8/Blackberry and is multi-language.

Mr. Porter has over 20 years of leadership experience in the information technology industry. He proudly served for 10 years in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in 1998 as a Platoon Sergeant. Tim earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word. He currently serves a Board Member and the Technology Committee Chair for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, Board Member of Bexar County Health Collaborative, and Conference of Minority Transportation Officials – HUB and Legislative Advisory Councils.

Mia Brooms is currently a graduate student in the Negotiation and Conflict Management program at the University of Baltimore. She is originally from the Island of Barbados but moved to Baltimore three years ago after getting married. She is a full-time employee of the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry where she serves in the Office of admissions as an Academic Program Specialist. Mia is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Management with Honors.

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