What is TipOff?
At HWDSB, schools use the TipOff service for anonymous reporting of bullying and other incidents that may make schools unsafe. TipOff can receive reports by text message, phone call, smartphone app or web chat – and this information is shared with the school for next steps based on Board/school protocols.
TipOff scrambles a senders’ phone number for anonymity. We expect that this will result in safer schools because students can share tips without the fear of reprisal, judgment or discovery.
TipOff will not provide counselling but can direct students in crisis to 911. TipOff supports Board policies, such as the requirement that HWDSB have a way to receive anonymous reports of bullying. This information service will help schools collect tips and then address them in the same way a school would address a face-to-face tip.
Contact TipOff by…
Text message to 905-963-0066
Phone call to 905-963-0066
In case of emergency, call 911.
Please feel free to contact your school’s principal.