All it takes is one call to make a difference.
1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext 359
24 hours / 7 days a week
Safe School Helpline is a number that you can call to make an
anonymous report or concern about illegal or dangerous activity
concerning our schools or students.
you may wish to report acts or threats of violence, suicide,
theft, drug or alcohol use, weapons or sexual harassment.
Our goal is to
keep our students and school community safe and secure by
stopping violence or illegal activity before it starts.
Safe School helpline whenever you know of anything that
threatens our school community.
Just call from
a touch-tone phone to
1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 to report your concern. The
Safe School Helpline team will transcribe and then fax your
message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken.
Your message will not be traced. No one will know that you
made the call.
The number will
be posted in your school. Before the start of school you
will receive a letter, brochure and magnet.
If you have any
questions, please call 370-8100 X-40106.
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Q & A
do we know it is anonymous?
The Schenectady City School District has contracted for this
service through Security Voice, an independent company with no
other ties to our school.
How does it
The school district has been assigned a toll-free number.
When you dial this number from a touch-tone phone, you will be
advised how to leave your information. You may exclude
your name or other facts that could identify you. Then,
record your message.
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:
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.
where can I call?
You may call toll-free anytime, day or night - from a home,
cell or pay phone. Take care that your call is not
Can I use
the Internet for reporting?
Yes, Log in at
www.safeschoolhelpline.com and make your report. Your
email address will not be shared with your school.
service help troubled students, too?
Yes, if you see a students who is troubled, or overhear
remarks like "i can't go on," please call to report it.
Trained counselors are available 365 days per year to talk with
anyone seeking assistance in coping with suicidal thoughts,
depression, or feelings of loneliness and loss. Callers
need only press '3' when prompted. The call will be routed
to a Community Counseling and Crisis Center that provides a
24-hour crisis intervention service.
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.
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 for more information.
You answers will be transcribed and sent to the school
administration for further investigation. Administrative
actions may sometimes be confidential, but your call is always
1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext 359
In the News
Daily Gazette -
Thursday, August 12 2010
Schenectady school to
invest $10,000 in anonymous tip line to curb violence
The city school
district will invest $10,000 in a phone line for anonymous tips
in an effort to reduce violence at its schools, welcoming tips
from anyone — staff, students, parents and residents.
............... Read the Daily Gazette Story