As a school system, Dock Mennonite Academy is committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to provide for the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and administrators.
To be successful, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
In January 2019, Pennsylvania launched the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous reporting system. This program, which is mandated under Pennsylvania state law/Act 44, encourages individuals to say something to a trusted adult OR use the S2SS anonymous reporting system if they have a concern. Specifically, the program educates participants to:
· Take every warning sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
· Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
· Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
Dock Mennonite Academy students have been educated on the S2SS program. We hope that S2SS will be one additional initiative to help stop school shootings, suicides and gun threats; it will help reduce bullying and cyberbullying; and help intervene upon violent and victimization acts.
Click here for an outline of the S2SS program.
For more detailed information about this program, you may visit the Safe2SaySomething website at www.safe2saypa.org.