S2SS is designed to help students and school staff recognize risk factors and signals of those who may be a threat to themselves or others. From a student perspective, S2SS teaches students to treat every warning sign seriously and to act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult and/or by reporting it anonymously to the Pennsylvania S2SS Crisis Center via telephone, mobile device, or website. The program is based on the following three-step system:
1) An anonymous tip is submitted via one of the following options:
Tip Line: 1-844-SAF2SAY
2) All calls and tips are received by the 24/7 S2SS Crisis Center.
An S2SS Crisis Center analyst receives and reviews tip information.
The tip is triaged and categorized as either life safety or non-life safety.
The tip is then sent to school officials and law enforcement / 911 call center (as needed) via text, email, and/or phone call.
3) School officials and law enforcement intervene and/or offer assistance.
School officials and law enforcement (as needed) investigate, assess, and intervene with reported at-risk individuals.
School officials report their outcomes into the Safe2Say Something platform and close out the tip, ensuring accountability for every tip submitted.