Safe2Say Gives Students A Voice
February 27, 2020 12:00 AM
Everyday, children across Pennsylvania are head to school and instead of excitement, feel overwhelmed or scared. Experiencing bullying and struggling with mental health can take a big toll on a child. When made to feel like they can't speak up, they are forced to suffer alone. At both the federal and state levels, measures have been taken to prevent this from happening.
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals — especially within social media — from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others, encouraging people to "say something" before it's too late. Users are able to submit tips anonymously online, on the app, or over the phone, and a crisis center will notify the correct party.
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