In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something”(S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019.
S2SS is a life-saving and changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how: (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others and (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline. The following provides an overview of how the program works and will be implemented in schools:
S2SS works through 5 easy steps:
1. A tip is submitted via mobile app, website, or by calling the PA based 24/7 Crisis Center
2. The tip is then triaged by the Crisis Center to gather enough information to act on it
3. The tip is delivered to the impacted school and, as needed, local law enforcement via 911 County Dispatch 4. The school and, as needed, local law enforcement assess and intervene with the at-risk individual
5. The school then closes out the tip and reports actions taken as a record for their school
All students, parents, and school personnel are encouraged to download the Safe2Say app, which will be used to report a tip. Here is an image of the app to help you locate it in your app store.
During the week of January 14th, all students in grades 5-12 will attend a state-mandated orientation and training on "Safe2Say Something." Please use the links below to access additional information on "Safe2Say Something."
Safe2Say Something Parent Letter
Safe2Say Something One Page Overview
Safe2Say Something Parent Brochure
Safe2Say Something Program Overview Slides