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Kumamoto Introducing App to Help Students Report Cases of Bullying

The Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education announced on August 30 that they will test an application that allows students to anonymously report instances of bullying on the internet and social media. Students can sign into the app, which is called Kids Sign, and input a description of the incident they have witnessed, the school where it happened, as well as the name of the victim and perpetrator involved. They can also post a photo or video of the incident. The management company will then notify the school of the report without revealing the identity of the individual who made the post. The browser-based app, which does not need to be downloaded, will be tested at Kumamoto Commercial Senior High School and Kumamoto Kenritsu Nanryo High School from September before being introduced to high schools throughout the prefecture in 2018. This approach aims to identify students who are in need of help whose cases might otherwise be ignored. Around 50 schools throughout the country are introducing the app, but the system will be tested first in Kumamoto Prefecture. Source: Asahi Shimbun, 8/30/2017

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Kumamoto Prefecture
Published: Sep 5, 2017 / Last Updated: Sep 5, 2017

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