The FightSong! Platform is about more than just reporting, it is to change the process of handling incidents overall. We want to provide students a safety net of resources so no one ‘slips through the cracks’. Most student conflicts have social-emotional stressors before any violence occurs. Reaching a student during this time, and teaching them how to handle the situation appropriately and learn de-escalation techniques is very effective at reducing incidents.
With standard incident reporting methods students do not feel emotionally supported, by changing the feedback students receive we can encourage Self-Advocacy and Standing Up. Then students will be more likely to seek help instead of lashing out and causing incidents.
Our vision is to change the way students view reporting: FightSong! empowers students to become advocates for the mental health and physical safety of themselves and others.
FightSong connects students with school counselors through our reporting apps. By using messaging features students already use every day, they are empowered to advocate for the mental health and physical safety of themselves and others.
Unlike “Anonymous” reporting apps and tip lines, we use secure confidential communications that only works with mobile devices which can be traced in an emergency, eliminates false reporting and threats but allows for identity to be more protected to give confidence for users to use without fear.
In addition, we offer integrated media campaigns, an online community and an evidence-based anti-bullying curriculum to ensure successful student onboarding to the program. By communicating the value of reporting earnestly with students and providing them a simple way to report, we help them to seek the help they need.
However, FightSong! Works by offering students a program and community to help them develop resiliency and a self-regulating creative and constructive approach to adversity. All of this comes together to help FightSong drive more effective and efficient school counselor interactions, improving outcomes for all members of the school community.