On February 1, 2020, Safe2Tell Wyoming released its 2019 statewide numbers. Safe2Tell received a record number of tips during the calendar year. The program received nearly 1,800 actionable tips — a 37.6 percent jump from 2018.
Students and concerned adults made 662 more tips to the Safe2Tell Wyoming program in 2019 than the previous year. Students submitted the most tips using a mobile browser, which is a shift from previous years, where the mobile app was the primary method of reporting.
Bill Morse, the Safe2Tell Wyoming Program Manager, says “The increase shows the level of trust students have in the program and their willingness to take on the responsibilities needed to report concerning behaviors.”
While school attacks — the original reason for the Safe2Tell program — are top-of-mind for many, Safe2Tell has now become a resource for students to report any threats to school and student safety. Data from the 2019 calendar year shows suicide is the category that receives the most reports, followed by vaping, bullying, drugs, and self-harm.
As always, Safe2Tell is confidential. Tips can be submitted by calling 1-844-WYO-SAFE, our free mobile app, or through the program’s website – safe2tellwy.org.