Six Utah schools have started using a web site that allows students to anonymously report bullies, FOX News reports. Nearly 50 schools in other states are also using the web site, called SchoolTipline. A Brigham Young University student, Justin Bergener, created the site, which also lets students post information about thefts, drugs, and harassment. Bergener said he hopes students who might otherwise be too scared or shy to speak up will be willing to post on the site. "There really is this culture and code of silence that’s particularly prevalent in middle schools and high schools," Bergener said. Many students might not want to be seen in the office talking to an authority figure, said Rosanna Ungerman, principal of Provo’s Dixon Middle School. "It allows students to have an outlet and avenue to report things they might otherwise not have reported," Ungerman said…

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