Pennsylvania Schools Now Using Anonymous Reporting System
"The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals...from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to 'say something' before it is too late," according to the Safe2Say Something website.
- By Jessica Davis
- January 17, 2019
As of Jan. 14, every Pennsylvania school entity is now using the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) Anonymous Reporting System. Officials with the Radnor Township School District and Radnor Police are working to help families in their district better understand the program.
"S2SS is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General," according to the S2SS website. "The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals...from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to 'say something' before it is too late."
According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, all teachers in grades six through 12 are required to be trained in S2SS. The Radnor Township School District is also providing training to students in these grade levels.
Radnor has selected certain district staff members to serve as the district’s core response team for tips submitted through the S2SS app, website and hotline. Those staff members have already undergone the required training, and Radnor Police officers have also been trained on the S2SS system.
"We are confident in the effectiveness of the current processes in place both within the district and when working with the Radnor Police," the district said in a statement. "We will continue to employ these procedures to address and resolve student safety and security concerns. We value the relationship the district and the police have built and we will work closely together as we have in the past.
"S2SS is simply another layer of security added to our existing protocols," the district added. "To that end, we must stress that a person's first step in the case of any potentially life-threatening or emergency situation should always be calling 911."
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.