Fort Bend ISD is committed to providing students, parents and staff resources to reach out for help regarding bullying, mental health concerns, school safety and more.
Fort Bend ISD’s Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness Department is expanding its communication tools in order to better support students and help combat bullying. Introduced at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, the FBISD Speak Up initiative seeks to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention by reducing the stigma and fear associated with being an upstander and reaching out for support. As part of FBISD Speak Up, the District is now expanding its communication tools for students, parents and staff to utilize by introducing new texting and web-based reporting tools.
Let’s Talk! is the District’s online communication portal designed to assist parents in engaging with District leaders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It helps ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in important education and District discussions.
This year, the District is expanding this platform and introducing Let’s Talk! – Bullying, which will allow anyone to confidentially report bullying or concerns about school safety through a secure, online portal.
TalkLine, the District’s confidential helpline to report mental health concerns such as depression or suicidal thoughts and issues such as bullying, harassment, arguments or family problems now includes a texting feature. Students can text the word SPEAK to 741741 and connect with a crisis counselor. Students can still call TalkLine at 281-240-8255 (TALK). Both services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Students can also use the Student Crime Stoppers Hotline to report any suspicious or illegal activities that take place on school property. The number for the hotline is 281-491-8477 (TIPS). All calls remain anonymous.