NewsCovering Colorado

Actions

Safe2Tell surpasses record number of tip submissions in first month of school year

Posted: 12:26 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 21:07:50-04
Colorado’s Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports

DENVER — A report released by Safe2Tell shows that in August the program received 1,503 tips, which is a 75 percent increase compared to August 2018.

Suicide threats and drug continued to be the top tip categories reported. Bullying and threats rounded out the top categories.

“We are already seeing an uptick in reports as the new school year begins. This demonstrates not only that students are aware of Safe2Tell, but also that they are increasingly comfortable using it to report concerns,” said Attorney General Phil Weiser, whose office oversees Safe2Tell. “The beginning of the school year is a welcome opportunity to reflect on past program successes and help educate students and communities on how to use the tool effectively and appropriately to make our schools safer and our students heard.”

Safe2Tell is a violence intervention and prevention program for students to anonymously report threats to their own and others’ safety.

To make a report, call 1-877-542-7233 or head to Safe2Tell.org .