Safe2Tell reports up as system gains popularity

Safe2Tell reports up as system gains popularity
Posted on 03/19/2019
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Grand Junction, CO – Efforts to spread the word about Safe2Tell in District 51 and ensure students that it is a safe, effective way to share tips are paying off, as more people are using the free, confidential reporting tool and saving lives. 

While Safe2Tell has existed in various forms since 2004, District 51 ramped up advertising surrounding Safe2Tell two years ago, just before Spring Break 2017. The district has spread the word over the last couple years through posters, cards, book marks, and postings in every middle and high school bathroom stall, in addition to newsletter articles, press releases, print ads, PSAs and other tools.

As a result, more students are learning about Safe2Tell and finding it effective. Reports to Safe2Tell have increased from 387 in all of 2017-18 to 558 tips so far in 2018-19. The most common reports are:


2017-18

  1. Suicidal Threats – 87 tips
  2. Bullying – 58 tips
  3. Cutting – 37 tips
  4. Planned School Attack – 27 tips
  5. Depression – 27 tips


2018-19

  1. Suicidal Threats – 119 tips
  2. Bullying – 58 tips
  3. Cutting – 50 tips
  4. Drugs – 44 tips
  5. Depression – 39 tips 

Safe2Tell is a statewide reporting system administered by the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. It encourages students (or Coloradans of any age) to submit anonymous tips about a variety of topics that affect young people. Reports go to school administrators, D51 safety staff, and local law enforcement. Reports can be made in the following ways:

  • Call 1-877-542-7233
  • Visit safe2tell.org
  • Download the free texting app from the Apple or GooglePlay app store
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