A Safe Oregon button is being placed on each school’s website for reporting such concerns as violence, fights, drugs and alcohol, weapons, bullying, harassment, intimidation or self-harm, according to a PPS news release.
A major reason that students don’t report potential safety threats is fear of retaliation, according to the district. “Because the tip line can be accessed from the privacy of a phone or computer at home, it increases the likelihood that a threat gets reported,” the news release said.
Besides the website button, reports can be made to www.safeoregon.com or by phone or text to 844-472-3367 or by email to moc.n1510998903ogero1510998903efas@1510998903pit1510998903.
Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The tip line is only one method of reporting concerns to schools. “It is the responsibility of all students, families and staff to be proactive when they see or hear something that is potentially unsafe,” the news release said.