What Can You Do?
- Communicate with staff, students, parents, local law enforcement and community members about the Safe2Tell resource, how it is preventive and proactive and how it works!
- Get the Safe2Tell information into the hands of your students (various resources available)
- Sign up for the quarterly Safe2Tell e-newsletter
- Order a Safe2Tell Banner featuring your School Name
- When you receive a Safe2Tell Report – return your Disposition Form!
- If you need a Safe2Tell training presentation – contact our administrative office
Make sure your school’s most recent contact information is on file with Safe2Tell via the “Safe2Tell Program Enrollment Form” (see below)
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS:
- S2T Implementation Guide
- Safe2Tell School Contact Form
- Safe2Tell Blank Disposition Form
- How Safe2Tell Works with Schools
- How Safe2Tell Works with Law Enforcement
- Safe2Tell Anonymity LAW
- Safe2Tell Presentation Request Form
- Information Sharing Checklist
- Helpful Hints for Handling Safe2Tell Reports
- Bullying Prevention Recommendations for Schools
- An Overview of Bullying
Department of Education Resources:
- “Educator Sexual Misconduct: What School Staff Need to Know and Do“
- “Engaging Students in Emergency Management“
REMS Express Newsletters
THE FACTS – School Crime and Violence Statistics
These statistics are just a few of the reasons every school in every community needs Safe2Tell™. Currently suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among Colorado’s youth. We want students to know it is a betrayal of a friend NOT to tell when someone needs help.
Study by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Association of School Psychologists
- 160,000 children miss school daily because they are afraid of someone or something.
- In 75% of violence in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew it was going to happen.
- Domestic violence is the most unreported crime in the U.S.
- 70% of all sexual assaults go unreported.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
National Center for Education Statistics
2005-06 School Year
- There were 17 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006 (14 homicides and 3 suicides) among youth ages 5-18.
- 86 percent of public schools reported one or more serious violent incidents, violent incidents, or thefts.
- 14 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported that they had been in a fight on school property.
- 6 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported they had carried a weapon on school property during the previous 30 days.
- 4 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported having consumed at least one drink on school property during the previous 30 days.
- 6 percent of students ages 12-18 reported that they were afraid of attack or harm at school.
- 7 percent of teachers were threatened with injury by a student from their school in the 2003-04 school year.
- 3 percent of teachers reported being physically attacked in 2003-04 school year.
The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative:
Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States
U. S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education
- In 81 percent of school attacks at least one person had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the incident.
- There is no accurate or useful profile of students who engaged in targeted school violence.
- Many attackers felt bullied, persecuted, or injured by others prior to the attack.
- Most attackers had no history of prior violent or criminal behavior.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety (2003) Study.
- 29% of all students in grades 9-12 say drugs were made available to them on school property.
- In 2001, 17% of students in grades 9-12 say they carried a weapon somewhere, and 6% say they carried a weapon on school property.
- In 1999-2000 an estimated 1.5 million violent incidents occurred in public elementary and secondary schools.
- 71% of public schools experienced one or more violent incidents…but only 36% of schools reported these incidents to the police.
Ask the Children: Youth & Violence
Colorado Students Speak out for a More Civil Society
The Colorado Trust 2002
- 46 percent of young people grades 5-12 have been hit, shoved, kicked or tripped at least once in the past month.
- 32 percent of young people, grades 5-12 have been bullied at least once in the past month.
- 9 percent of young people, grades 5-12 have been attacked with a weapon at least once in the past month.
- 40 percent of Colorado principals report that serious violent incidents have occurred at their schools versus 29 percent of principals in the national sample.