OK2SAY Brochure - Text Version
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.
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
Text: 652729 (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.
- Confidential tip submitted
- 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.
- Officials investigate, respond, and resolve tips.
- Outcome Report completed
Let's Talk Tips
Suicide Threats 19%
Other (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, harassment) 7%
Remaining tip categories 21%
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'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.