The mission of Safe2Tell Colorado is to ensure that every student, parent, teacher and community member has access to a safe and anonymous way to report any concerns to their safety or the safety of others, with a focus on early intervention and prevention through awareness and education.
HOW DOES SAFE2TELL COLORADO WORK?
Safe2Tell Colorado calls, web-reports and mobile app reports are answered 24/7/365 by trained communications professionals at the Colorado State Patrol. Reports are sent to the appropriate school and/or law enforcement agency for investigation and follow-up. Safe2Tell Colorado requires a Disposition report be returned on each tip report, notifying us of the outcome.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
It is vital that every school submit their administrative contact information to Safe2Tell Colorado. This ensures that the correct individuals are notified in the event of a Safe2Tell Colorado report involving their school. Update who should receive Safe2Tell Colorado reports for your school by submitting you school contact information and updates through our online form.
HOW SHOULD WE HANDLE SAFE2TELL COLORADO REPORTS?
Your organization should determine the practice and procedure for routinely handling Safe2Tell Colorado report issues in a confidential and anonymous manner. It should be clear to your staff who will receive, investigate and complete the Disposition report on all Safe2Tell Colorado tips.
Please note that Safe2Tell Colorado reports will be sent via e-mail or fax. It is important that staff protocols include measures to ensure students do not intercept anonymous and confidential Safe2Tell Colorado reports while volunteering in the area where the fax machine is located.
HOW CAN WE RAISE AWARENESS IN OUR SCHOOL?
There are two key components to increasing awareness of Safe2Tell Colorado in your school:
STAFF AWARENESS & EDUCATION:
It is recommended that all staff involved with students at every level be aware and familiar with Safe2Tell Colorado, why it is important for students, and how it works. Educating school staff provides them with the tools to communicate with students on the role of the bystander and the importance of reporting concerns.
Studies show that students perform better academically in safe learning environments where there are open avenues of communication to report dangerous or threatening behaviors. Furthermore, students thrive when they have at least one caring, committed, pro-social adult involved in their lives. When school personnel reiterates these messages in a strength-based and positive manner, it contributes greatly to a safe school environment.
STUDENT AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
While marketing materials are important reminders Safe2Tell’s availability, it takes more than a poster on the wall to teach young people how it is important to report information to prevents tragedies.
According to the U.S. Secret Service 81% of the time a violent act occurs on school property, at least one student had prior knowledge of the event but failed to report it. Students must learn to take every threat seriously and reporting in a way that keeps them safe.
For more information about Safe2Tell Colorado awareness and education resources, please call the Safe2Tell Colorado administrative office at 720-508-6800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.