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Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) is an anonymous reporting system available to all Pennsylvania schools. Students and parents will have 3 ways (phone, website, and/or App) to

report any issue.

At St. Thomas the Apostle School, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our
students, educators, and administrators. To achieve this objective, we believe we must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers,
administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.

This new program, which is mandated under PA state law/Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within
social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the
program educates participants to: 

- Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media

- Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR

- Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website

- Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams

- Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks

Our students are often aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower
them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the
assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place
on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be on the lookout for
one another as these digital conversations are taking place. S2SS teaches them what to look
for in text, video, and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help fellow students.

The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nationwide
non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 10,000+ schools and over
5.5 million students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and
knowledge of how to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school
safety and culture.  The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have
funding to provide and sustain the program at NO COST to our school (and all schools

Important Websites: Safe2Say Something WebsiteGarnet Valley Safe2Say Informational Website, Sandy Hook Promise Video