Dallas ISD Implements New Safety Tool

Dallas ISD has adopted a new safety cell phone app for students to report threats to their campus. The app is the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” which allows users to submit secure, anonymous safety concerns to help someone who may hurt themselves or others.

The site lists nine potential warning signs that can signal an individual may be in crisis or need help:

  • Suddenly withdrawing from friends, family, and activities (including online or via social media)
  • Bullying, especially if targeted towards differences in race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Excessive irritability, lack of patience, or becoming angry quickly
  • Experiencing chronic loneliness or social isolation
  • Expressing persistent thoughts of harming themselves or someone else
  • Making direct threats toward a place, another person, or themselves
  • Bragging about access to guns or weapons
  • Recruiting accomplices or audiences for an attack
  • Directly expressing a threat as a plan

The app grew out of Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

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