Benefits of Safe2Say Something outweigh costs for Beaver County officials


While area districts have had some issues with false reporting on the state-sponsored Safe2Say Something app, which allows students to anonymously report threats, county and school officials say it's saving lives.

After two years of use in Pennsylvania schools, it’s safe to say that the state-sponsored Safe2Say Something app is helping to protect students in Beaver County. 

The app, run through the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at a cost of $1.6 million annually, was implemented in 2019 and provides a safe way for students to anonymously report threats or unsafe activities. While area districts have had some issues with false reporting, county and school officials say it’s saving lives. 

“The first year when it was open and available to the students, it got kind of misused,” said Bo Blinn, the school resource officer for the Beaver Area School District. “A lot of the investigations we went through came out to be kind of unfounded because they weren’t legitimate.” 



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