FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 15, 2017
Media Contact: Anne Collier, 650.458.7948, firstname.lastname@example.org
ICANHELPLINE.ORG, WHICH HELPS SCHOOLS DELETE CYBERBULLYING, ANNOUNCES LOW-COST SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE
Schools Signing Up by June 1 for the $300/Year Subscription Will Get Help Service through June 2018; Discounts for Full-District Subscriptions
Seattle, WA—The nonprofit Net Safety Collaborative, creator of the U.S.’s first social media helpline for schools, has launched a new subscription service for schools and districts nationwide. Schools can now sign up for the 2017-’18 school year at the low rate of $300/year per school (discounts available to districts subscribing for all their schools). As an “early bird” bonus, schools and districts signing up by this June 1 will receive social media help for the rest of this year as well as the full 2017-’18 school year—an extra 4 months.
What schools get for their $300:
- Toll-free phone and email access to help when social media incidents happen
- Research-based social media advice for smart, restorative incident response
- Help with navigating apps, reporting abuse and working with students to resolve problems in social media
- Assistance in getting abusive content deleted through the helpline’s contacts at Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Kik, Tumblr and other services.
“Our 2015-’16 pilot showed that we’re meeting a long-standing need of schools on the intervention side of the cyberbullying issue: we help get harmful content deleted,” said TNSC Executive Director and helpline founder Anne Collier. “The helpline also strengthens prevention by growing communication, social media competency and restorative responses in school communities.”
Upon signup, school or district personnel can call iCanHelpline toll-free on school days at (855) 997-0409 or email anytime via help[at]icanhelpline.org. Links to emergency and specialized help services and school social media resources are available to everyone, 24/7, at icanhelpline.org by clicking on “Resources” at the top of any page. The service is made possible through TNSC’s partnerships with social media services. For more, click to http://icanhelpline.org.
About TNSC: iCanHelpline.org is a project of The Net Safety Collaborative, a Seattle-based national 501c3 nonprofit organization that aims to increase students’ safety by helping schools delete cyberbullying and grow kindness online and offline. TNSC collaborates with California-based national nonprofit #ICANHELP (icanhelpdeletenegativity.org) to grow students’ digital leadership and awareness of their vital role in effecting positive change online and in school. iCanHelpline was piloted with independent evaluation in 2015-’16 with support from Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Yahoo and the Digital Trust Foundation.