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.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 44 in 2018, which mandates the establishment of Safe2Say Something by every school district in Pennsylvania, and the training of all school district personnel as well as students in grades 6-12.
With the anonymous reporting system, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
Here is how the program works:
- Submit an anonymous tip report 24/7 through the Safe2Say Something system through the website, app, or by phone.
- The crisis center reviews, assesses, and processes all submissions
- The crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention
- If needed, the crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app
The Deer Lakes School District also encourages students and parents to immediately report any issues of concern to school district personnel when someone sees or hears something that would pose a threat to others or school. This direct reporting is a key piece to the District's plan to promote and maintain a safe school environment. Speaking to school personnel will trigger an immediate investigation of the concern.
Reporting a threat to school personnel, contacting the local Police Department and using Safe2Say Something are three viable options for keeping everyone safe.