Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Safe2Say Something (S2SS) teaches youth how to recognize 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.
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 junior and senior high schools 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 Hopewell Area School District’s Safe2Say Team. Training and information will be provided to students during the week of February 4 at the junior and senior high schools, but beginning January 14, anyone 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.
On our District website, you will find the parent
information provided by Safe2Say Something. 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
One Page Overview
Student Training Presentation
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our students, families, schools, and community.