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Safe2Say Something program making impact

After less than a year, Pennsylvania’s Safe2Say Something program is already having an impact on the safety of students, schools, and educators, according to a report released by Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

“There is nothing more important than keeping our schools and students safe,” said PSEA President Rich Askey. “We’re extremely pleased that Safe2Say Something is working to do just that. And I’m very proud that PSEA members had a hand in making it happen.”

The Safe2Say Something program, which Shapiro and PSEA championed, aims to head off tragedies before they happen in public schools. It offers a way for parents, school staff, students, and community members to use a website, mobile app, or phone to instantly report anything from threats to bullying behavior to serious criminal acts.

The anonymous reporting system launched on Jan. 14.

“Since the Legislature established Safe2Say Something and entrusted the program to my office last year, we have received nearly 25,000 tips from students across Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said. “Working with our partner, Sandy Hook Promise, my office will continue to grow this program and make sure kids across Pennsylvania know it is a resource for them.”