Safe Schools Helpline
If you see something, say something!
The Safe School Helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that might affect safety at our school. You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.
· 800-418-6423 ( ext. 359)
· TEXT: (614) 426-0240, TIPS
· www.safeschoolhelpline.com (to complete an online report)
How do we know it is anonymous?
We have contracted for this service through Security Voice, an outside company with no ties to our school. How does it work?
A toll-free number has been assigned for our school district. When you dial this number from a touch-tone phone, you will be advised how to leave your information – and not to include your name or other facts that could identify you. Then, record your message.
What type of information should be reported?
Please report any facts, remarks or actions that could jeopardize the safety of our children, staff or school. Examples of harmful or threatening behavior might include:
*Drug or alcohol abuse
*Talk of suicide
Who can call this number?
Everyone within our school, including:
When and where can I call?
You may call toll-free anytime, day or night – from a home, cell or pay phone. Take care that your call is not overheard.
What happens next?
Security Voice will send a typed copy of your message to the school. The school will then investigate the report, and determine how best to act on it.
Can this service help troubled students, too?
Yes. If you see a student who is very troubled, or overhear remarks like "I can’t go on,’ please call to report it. The call will be routed to a Community Counseling and Crisis Center that provides a 24-hour crisis intervention service. Trained counselors are available 365 days per year to talk with persons seeking assistance in coping with suicidal thoughts, depression, or feelings of loneliness and loss. Callers need only press ‘3’ when prompted.