We know that creating a safe, healthy, and positive learning environment is critical to helping each child achieve academic success at MBUSD. We are committed to promoting campuses that promote our Culture of Care atmosphere.
We have multiple layers of digital protection implemented across our District to make sure our students and staff are safe in the digital world. Please click on the various platforms below to learn more.
Sprigeo - Click here to learn how to report bullying incidents and safety threats
How does the Sprigeo system work?
Students can access the reporting form directly through a link on our school website, Sprigeo.com, or you may also download an Apple or Android app. Students can also download the app by searching “Sprigeo” on the app store for their devices. After a student completes the reporting form and clicks the “Submit” button, the report details are sent in a secure email to our school administrators. While reports can be submitted anonymously, over 90% of students choose to include their names when using the Sprigeo system.
Click HERE to download the Apple app.
Click HERE to download the Android app.
Click HERE for the MBUSD website.
Does the school receive false reports?
Over 95% of reports sent through the Sprigeo system have been confirmed as authentic requests for help with a bullying incident or school safety threat. Unlike text messages or Snapchat posts that can be shared among students, all Sprigeo reports are viewable only by school administrators, minimizing the impact one student has of falsely accusing or abusing another student.
Why is there a need for an online reporting system?
The number one reason why students do not report bullying or abuse is the fear of retaliation from their peers. The Sprigeo reporting form can be accessed from the privacy of a home computer or other Internet-equipped device, eliminating the possibility of being identified by another student.
To submit a report, please click on the Sprigeo logo below. After you submit the form, Sprigeo sends an email to your school administrator with all of the details from your report.
Keeping students safer on our school-provided devices and accounts is of paramount importance to us. This is why we are looking forward to implementing a new monitoring system we plan to utilize to assist us in better protecting students at school and at home called Bark for Schools.
Bark is a student support safety tool that will help monitor students' google suites they use through MBUSD google apps accounts. This will include monitoring texts, email, apps, and social media platforms. It assists in observing school-issued student accounts for signs of digital dangers such as cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, sexual content, and threats of violence to name a few.
When possible dangers arise on school-issued accounts, Bark for Schools sends us alerts so we can address the situation promptly. Digital safety is critically important to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District and we are confident this is another great tool that will help us keep our community safe.
Learn more about Bark for Schools — including their commitment to student privacy.