Alexandria, Va. – May 4, 2017 – More than one out of every five students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, were bullied last year. That’s why AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CrisisGo, the maker of an emergency planning and communications platform, announced today they are expanding their partnership to help school districts combat bullying.

Since October 2016, CrisisGo has made its “panic button” feature complimentary to thousands of school districts enabling two-way, real-time communications in the event of an incident or emergency on school grounds. Recognizing that incident reporting and consistent disposition are essential to ensure a safe learning environment, CrisisGo will make its “Bully and Tips” tool available to all school districts in North America at no cost.

In an effort to unite teachers, parents, and students to create a bully-free environment, CrisisGo is also opening its platform to enable schools and organizations to raise awareness of these issues and share best practices with members of our school communities. CrisisGo is already working with No Bully to add content from its No Bully System®.

“We are pleased to be working with CrisisGo to help bring down the threats of school safety in our schools and communities,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “With No Bully joining our efforts, I only see this campaign growing as we work to bring effective anti-bullying strategies to schools and the communities they serve. School safety has always been a major priority with AASA.”

“A comprehensive bully reporting and tracking tool is essential if we are going to make progress,” said Bill Reynolds, vice president, CrisisGo. “Our platform allows students to report any incident using their smartphones. Making the process easy and anonymous is key to ensuring all issues are reported by the individuals who matter most—our students.”