STOPit is transforming the way the world reports and prevents inappropriate behaviour. Everyone, from schools to businesses to government, depends upon the individuals within a community to speak up in order to keep people safe and mitigate risk. But legacy reporting systems – paper, hotlines, even web reporting – no longer meet the needs of our modern connected society. In order to get the kind of insight that can make a difference, you need to meet people where they are.
With a simple mobile app, STOPit instantly and anonymously connects people with those individuals who can resolve issues. STOPit also equips administrators with a smart, easy backend system which supports anonymous two-way communication and a host of other tools to save time and conduct an effective, efficient investigation. Most importantly, STOPit is a powerful deterrent – you’ll see the difference as people start thinking twice before making a bad decision. Together with you, STOPit is helping create safe, smart places for people to live, work and learn.
STOPit Founder Todd Schobel was driving home from work on a normal day when a story on the radio changed his life forever. It was the tragic story of Amanda Todd, a victim of online predation and the cruel and relentless taunting by her peers, who took her own life at just 15 years old. Amanda had shared her story via flashcards in a YouTube video that caught the world’s attention. Overcome with a sense of urgency, Todd was charged into action.
Todd believed the key to helping young people like Amanda was to empower them to use the same technology that was inflicting hurt to ask for help. In that moment, STOPit was born.
What began as a simple anonymous app to report cyberbullying is now transforming the way people report and prevent all varieties of inappropriate conduct. In thousands of schools and workplaces around the globe, STOPit has become a catalyst for cultural transformation, positively impacting human behavior to create safer and more compassionate communities both online and off. By inspiring people to be their best selves, together, we are making the world a better place.