Three years ago The Dixon School District launched a Safe Schools app that allowed students the opportunity to anonymously report bullying, harassment or threats to schools or people. This semester the school district will begin participating in a new statewide school safety program called Safe2Help Illinois.
Safe2Help Illinois features a 24/7 helpline (1-844-4-SAFEIL), free mobile app, and dedicated website (www.Safe2HelpIL.com). Students can use Safe2Help Illinois to share concerns about themselves or others in a confidential environment.
Once vetted, the information will be immediately shared with local school officials, mental health professionals, and/or local law enforcement, depending on the nature of the tip.