Safe2Tell is a way for students and communities to report any concerns about themselves or concerns about others. Calls and webtips are monitored 24/7/365. All information is anonymous and confidential and taken seriously. School staff analyze each report and take appropriate action.
To make a report to Safe2Tell, call 1-877-542-7233, submit a report online at safe2tell.org, or download the Safe2Tell mobile app on the App Store or Google Play.
If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please call 911.
Bullying or Drama?
Bullying is a problem, and it has to stop. Learn the difference between bullying and mean behavior or peer conflict, find out where to get help, and what you can do to end bullying.
Drama is the everyday difficulties that all teens face. There are no victims and no aggressors. Rather, they are part of the social world where mean things occasionally happen. It is the right of childhood passage that teaches kids to deal with social problems.
Bullying, is a behavior characterized by repeated pattern of harassment or harmful behavior by the aggressor towards the victim. It typically involves a power imbalance, which leads to the behavior continuing over a period of time. Bullying is serious which, if left unchecked can lead to severe short-term or long-term implications for both victims and perpetrators.
If they have access to the internet, the answer is Yes!!!!
Communication is Key
Using the internet and social media should be a two-way dialog between parents and kids. Sit down with your child and ask them which apps they are using. You can have them teach you how the apps work! Think about joining their network and becoming their "friend" on the apps they're using.
Also ask if they have experienced any issues, like cyberbullying or contact from strangers while using social media.
Remember nothing is PRIVATE, no matter how high your privacy settings are. If you post it, someone can always see it.
Kids may be reluctant to tell parents about any issues or problems they are experiencing if their devices could be taken away. Create an environment where kids feel comfortable coming forward without worry of consequences.
Are you concerned that someone you know may be at risk for suicide? Your first step in helping may be as simple as learning the FACTS or warning signs. The following signs may mean that a youth is at risk for suicide, particularly if that person attempted suicide in the past
FEELINGS - Expressing hopelessness about the future.
ACTIONS - Displaying severe/overwhelming pain or distress.
CHANGES - Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, including: withdrawal from friends or changes in social activities; anger or hostility; or changes in sleep.
THREATS - Talking about, writing about, or making plans for suicide.
SITUATIONS - Experiencing stressful situations including those that involve loss, change, create personal humiliation, or involve getting into trouble at home, in school or with the law. These kinds of situations can serve as triggers for suicide.
If you notice any of these warning signs, you can help!
Express your concern about what you are observing in their behavior
Ask directly about suicide
Encourage them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
Involve an adult they trust Remember, if you have IMMEDIATE concern about someone’s safety, call 911 right away!