Safe2Tell received fewer tips in the 2020-2021 school year

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A report showed that the monthly tipping volume started to increase in March, as more schools began to return to in-person learning.

DENVER – Safe2Tell recorded 45% fewer tips in the 2020-2021 school year affected by COVID than the year before, according to the annual report released Tuesday by the Colorado attorney general’s office.

Safe2Tell is a Colorado program that allows students and others to report anonymous threats or concerns. The report states that from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, they received a total of 11,388 tips.

Of these, 95.2% were liable to prosecution. (Non-exploitable cheats include test cheats, duplicate reports, pranks, and blocks.)

The report showed that the monthly tipping volume started to increase in March, as more schools began to return to in-person learning after being away for much of the school year.

Safe2Tell has received 7,141 tips so far this school year, which began August 1, according to a monthly report released on Tuesday.

The annual report showed that the most common categories of counseling in 2020-2021 were suicide threats (20%), welfare checks (9%), drugs (5%), self-harm (4 %) and cyberbullying (4%).

Safe2Tell’s annual report includes tip results in the five most frequently used tip categories. Parents were informed in more than 40% of cases in all five categories, according to the report. Wellness checks were performed in over 40% of cases involving suicide threats, wellness checks and self-harm.

After a bill passed by the Colorado legislature in 2020, every mobile and web advice submitted to Safe2Tell receives a response that includes contact details for Colorado Crisis Services. Telephone tips can be transferred directly to the Colorado Crisis Services phone line (1-844-493-8255).

To make a report, anyone can call 1-877-542-7233 from anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reports can also be done on Safe2Tell.org or through the Safe2Tell mobile app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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