Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General that is designed to teach youth and adults how to recognize the warning signs and signals--especially within social media--from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to "say something" before it is too late.
There are three ways to submit an anonymous tip:
- Call the Tipline: 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729)
- Use the website: www.safe2saypa.org
- Use the mobile app, which is available for download in iOS and Android stores
Here's how Safe2Say Something works:
- An anonymous tip is submitted via the mobile app, website or phone call to the Safe2Say Something Crisis Center.
- Crisis Center analysts vet and triage the tip, then engage the tipster in anonymous two-way chat in order to provide detailed and immediately-actionable information to schools and dispatch.
- Crisis Center analysts deliver the tip to the impacted school and, as needed, to local law enforcement via 911 County Dispatch.
- The school and, as needed, local law enforcement, assess and intervene with the at-risk individual.
- The school then closes out the tip and reports action taken as a record for their school.
What should be reported?
Tipsters should report concerning threats, behaviors, actions and harassment. Examples include bullying or intimidation, threats of self-harm or bragging about planning an attack, violence, depression and social isolation, reckless behavior and substance abuse. If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.
Is Safe2Say Something the only way to report concerns?
No. The Academy of the New Church wants parents and students to feel comfortable directly telling faculty, staff or administrators about safety concerns. The Safe2Say Something system simply provides another resource for preventing violence and protecting schools.
For more information visit the Safe2Say Something website.