Safe2 Say Something Report August 2020

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

Event Type Totals

 Bullying / Cyber Bullying 175
 Suicide / Suicide Ideation 153
Drug Use / Distribution / Possession 125
 Cutting / Self-Harm 112
Smoking (Tobacco, E-Cig, Vape) in School 87
 Depression / Anxiety 69
 Inappropriate Language/Behavior/Gesture 45
 General Harassment 42
Threat Against School 39
 Threat Against Person 34


State Wide

Event Types

2018 – 2019 2019-2020
Bullying / Cyber Bullying 3,558 3,608  + 50
Suicide / Suicide Ideation 2,184 2,576  + 392
Cutting / Self-Harm 2,529 2,139  – 390

Safe2Say Something 

Annual Report 2019-2020

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office released an annual report showing tips to the Safe2Say Something program had dropped since the pandemic sent students home for remote learning.
But an increased portion of the calls, online tips and other reports that did come in were for issues of suicidal thoughts or self-harm, data from the system showed.

Between July 2019 and March 13, when Governor Tom Wolf ordered schools closed for the remainder of the year, about 17 % of tips were related to those two categories. Between March 13 and the end of June, tips related to suicide or self-harm jumped to 37 % of all reports.


Bullying tops local list of calls to Safe2Say state tipline

By Mark Guydish

Bullying, both in person and cyber, was by far the most frequent local issue reported to the state Safe2Say Something school tip line last school year, according to an annual report issued Monday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

The data is broken down by Intermediate Unit. The state has 29 of the entities set up to provide a variety of services to schools within their boundaries. L