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Tell by Text encourages young people to report incidents of bullying and anti-social behaviour directly to schools. Students can text, go online or call 24/7, with the option to upload images as evidence.

Tell by Text manages incidents being reported by text message, phone or online. Further information on an incident can be keyed directly into the system.

Some of the features of Tell By Text:

Instant Alerts
Whenever a student reports an incident, it automatically appears on Tell By Text and the school is alerted to this. The student will receive automatic confirmation back to them to confirm receipt of their message.

Upload Photo Evidence
The app allows students to upload photos as evidence, such as, for example, abusive words written in the toilet. In cases of cyber bullying, this could be a snapshot of their screen.

No Complicated Technical Requirements
Tell By Text is based on a secure website, so no software to install. No additional hardware is required – all you need is an Internet connection.

Easy to Promote
Tell By Text works through a mobile number, landline and website to schools. These can be promoted by your school to your students through downloadable posters, planner inserts and cards.

Real Time Information
Tell By Text displays in real-time all the messages you have received and allows you to make notes next to the message on the action taken.

Secure and Safe
Secure access to the system means only that staff member can see the text messages, voice messages and online posts from students.

“We don’t have a great deal of bullying reported but it is dealt with quickly. The work we do with the technology and the assemblies is to raise awareness of the different kinds of bullying and to explain to pupils the difference between simply falling out with a friend and sustained bullying.”

Martin Ebbage Deputy Headteacher at Tuton Hall School

“One of the main difficulties that schools face is reluctance from young people to report bullying face-to- face or in school. So providing them with a way of telling someone when they are away from school or at home is important and this technology is now making it easier for young people to report bullying from the safety of their home.”

Joe Dawson Principal Educational Psychologist at Leicester City Council

“We have used this solution for 3 years now and we take the line that children often ‘talk with their thumbs’ and that texting provides them with a familiar medium to communicate issues that they might otherwise find difficult.

“It’s very simple to use, I get a text when someone has made a report and I can listen to it as a voicemail and reply by text. We always respond the same day. The commitment I give is that I will drop whatever I’m doing and will arrange for the most appropriate person to deal with the incident immediately.”

Deputy Headteacher at Secondary School, Derbyshire