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
The phone number is 1-844-SAF2SAY
The website is http://www.safe2saypa.org/
SSD Safe2Say Something Student Presentations
All SSD students are required to participate in our annual Safe2Say Something introduction or refresher training. Students who are familiar with Safe2Say Something must watch the refresher video. Students who are not familiar with Safe2Say Something must watch the introductory video.
Students will be required to watch either video and complete an acknowledgment form. All student must have this completed by Wednesday, September 22, 2021.