SEE Something, SAY Something
In addition to faculty and staff, our students and parents are the eyes and ears of our school. The safety of our school is everyone’s responsibility and we all have the power to look out for each other. So, if you hear something or see something that threatens the safety of our school or a student or other member of our school community, you should not be reluctant to report it to proper authorities. As always, we encourage students and parents to reach out to teachers, counselors, and administrators to ensure the safety of our schools and the well-being of students. In addition, Carrollwood Day School has contracted with The Safe School Helpline to provide a 24-7 anonymous helpline that can receive reports by phone, text, online and through an app.
The Safe School Helpline is not for issues that are emergencies or immediate in nature.
If there is an emergency, please call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)
then contact the CDS Security Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, parents, and staff can use The Safe School Helpline to let us know about and try to prevent problems before they happen. You can contact The Safe School Helpline any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.
REPORT BY PHONE
- 1-800-41-VOICE Ext. 359
- 1-800-418-6423 Ext. 359
- 66746, then type the word TIPS
SUBMIT A REPORT ONLINE:
DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP:
How does The Safe School Helpline work?
When you call the toll-free number or connect via text, the website, or the app, you will be connected to Security Voice and will receive instructions on how to leave your information – and not to include your name or other facts that could identify you. Then, record or type your message. No one at school will ever hear your voice.
What type of information should be reported?
Please report any facts, remarks or actions that could jeopardize the safety of our children, staff or school. Examples of harmful or threatening behavior might include:
Drug or alcohol abuse
Talk of suicide
What happens next?
Security Voice will send a typed copy of your message to the school. The school will then investigate the report, and determine how best to act on it.
When and where can I call?
You may contact The Safe School Helpline anytime, day or night – from a home, cell or pay phone or a computer.
Can this service help troubled students, too?
Yes. If you see a student who is very troubled, or overhear remarks like "I can’t go on,” please call to report it. The call will be routed to a Community Counseling and Crisis Center that provides a 24-hour crisis intervention service. Trained counselors are available 365 days per year to talk with persons seeking assistance in coping with suicidal thoughts, depression, or feelings of loneliness and loss. Callers need only press ‘3’ when prompted.
Who can call this number?
Everyone within our school, including:
Can I change my message later? How will you know who is calling?
Yes. When you leave a message you are given a case number that is yours alone. Enter that same case number when updating your message or answering additional questions. You do not need to report your name.
How will I know if any action has been taken?
After three school days, call the toll-free number and enter your case number when prompted. A recording will let you know your message was heard and may ask you for more information. Your answers will be transcribed and sent to the school administration for further investigation. Administrative actions may sometimes be confidential, but your call is always important.
You, our students are our greatest assets.
You and your friends deal with the problems of school every day. You know what we are doing right, and you can suggest changes that help us improve.
At times, students like you overhear information that you don’t feel you can share. When someone steals, uses drugs in school, threatens violence or suicide, or commits illegal actions, it can hurt the school – and all of us.
The Safe School Helpline allows students and parents to report this information anonymously. We hope the information outlined here will answer your questions and ease your mind – so you can help keep our school a safe place to learn.