OK2SAY Brochure

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OK2SAY – Stop the Silence. Help End the Violence. A confidential way for students to report anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others.

Purpose

OK2SAY encourages confidential tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.

Breaking the Culture of Silence

A Secret Service study found that in 81% of violent school incidents, someone other than the attacker had knowledge of the plan, but failed to report it because of fear or retaliation or being labeled a snitch.

To eliminate that fear and help break the code of silence, the tipster's identity is confidential.

More than 8,000 tips were received in the first three years. OK2SAY's website provides updated tip information.

How to Submit a Tip to OK2SAY

Submit tips 24/7-with multimedia attachments

OK2SAY Tip Steps

Submit & Receive

Students, parents, teachers, or concerned individuals can confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities.

  1. Confidential tip submitted
  2. OK2SAY technicians receive, analyze, and forward tips

Respond & Report

Schools, law enforcement, Community Mental Health, or the Department of Health and Human Services receive and investigate the tips.

  1. Officials investigate, respond, and resolve tips.
  2. Outcome Report completed

Let's Talk Tips

  • Bullying/Cyberbullying 33%

  • Suicide Threats 19%

  • Self-harm 12%

  • Drugs 8%

  • Other (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, harassment) 7%

  • Remaining tip categories 21%

Success stories

  • Students planning killing sprees are confronted and tragedies prevented.

  • Several students who swallowed poison were saved.

  • Guns and other weapons were confiscated and students arrested.

  • Planned school fights were averted.

  • Students who were cutting received counseling.

  • Thousands of bullying situations were addressed.

OK2SAY Presentations

OK2SAY's free presentations are available for students in grades 6-12. They explain how OK2SAY works and touch on bullying, peer abuse, suicide, assault, and gun violence. The goal is to empower students-especially bystanders-to do the right thing by submitting a tip.

Scheduling is fast and easy! Register on the OK2SAY website.

Program Questions

Michigan Department of Attorney General
Consumer Programs
525 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-0855
OK2SAY website
Email

OK2SAY is possible thanks to the Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Michigan State Police.