All K-12 schools in Pennsylvania are required by state law to participate the Safe2Say Something program. The program requires our school district to train students in our middle and high school how to utilize a 24/7 tip line, app, and website to submit anonymous tips regarding student and school safety. These tools will go live on January 14, 2019.
Tips are triaged by analysts in the Office of the Attorney General Crisis Center. They triage each tip to ensure there is enough information to act upon, determine if the tip is life safety or non-life safety, as well as conduct on-going 2-way dialog with the tipster when needed. The crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention. If needed, the crisis center may contact the tipster anonymously through the app.
Trained administrators will serve on our school district’s Safe2Say Team. Training and information will be provided to students during the week of February 4th at the middle and high school, but beginning January 14, anyone across the state may begin submitting tips. Students in our elementary schools will not be trained, but any student, parent, or community member is able to submit a tip using the Safe2Say Something reporting system.
In the coming weeks, we will also post our student training presentation. For additional information, you may also visit https://www.safe2saypa.org/. The documents below will provide additional information concerning this program for parents: