Boston public schools launching text-alert system to report bullying
The Boston public schools, in an effort to crack down on bullying, is launching a new system this school year in which parents and students can report instances of bullying via text message.
When students or parents send a text to 617-765-7125, the automated system will engage the tipsters in a series of questions to gather more details and then it will refer the information to an expert for further investigation.
The interactive text-messaging system is an expansion of the School Department’s hotline -- 617-592-23780. The hotline has garnered more than 350 calls over the last two years.James Vaznis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis.