PWCS Launches Tip Line App

New system allows young people and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns anytime, anywhere

PWCS Launches ‘Say Something’ Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) designed specifically for Grades 6 to 12 students and staff to report all types of serious or potentially violent concerns of unsafe behavior or threats of harm to oneself or to others. Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from the national nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise and is provided and maintained at no cost to PWCS.

“Informants” can send reports on anything from threats at school they have seen or heard to personal crises, including sexual harassment, self-harm and depression. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and intervene with those at risk to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of harm. threatening behavior.

All advice submitted receives an immediate response from one of the highly trained crisis counselors at the Sandy Hook Promise National Crisis Center; this person then determines the necessary support steps. When credible advice is received that is life threatening and requires immediate attention, the crisis center will notify school officials, even after hours. And, in the event of an imminent threat, the crisis center will contact the local 911 dispatch and involve the police. Users can submit a tip by calling 1-844-5-SAYNOW or by visiting www.disquelquechose.net. The free app is available for download from the App Store and the Google Play Store, where students can submit tips instantly.

While this system goes into effect this month in PWCS and will replace the existing school division version, both tip lines will remain in effect until the end of the school year. PWCS administrators and the “Say Something” response teams from each high school have started training with the SS-ARS. Students in middle and secondary schools (Grades 6 to 12) will also be trained in the use of the system.

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