Friday, May 31, 2013

National PTA Partners with Blackboard for TipTxt, a New School Safety Resource

National PTA is encouraging students and families to utilize a free new resource designed to stop one of the nation’s leading school safety problems – bullying, and issues that relate to bullying, such as abuse, self-esteem or confidence problems. Launched by Blackboard Inc., TipTxt is a two-way texting service that allows students to confidentially notify school officials of activity related to bullying or school safety. While schools will need to purchase a dedicated phone line for the service at a cost of $125 per year, Blackboard will absorb all other costs associated with implementing and managing TipTxt to all K-12 schools and districts in the country. For more information, visit