Schuette reminds Michigan students to continue to use OK2SAY program

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette reminds Michigan students about the OK2SAY program. OK2SAY is the student safety program that enables students to confidentially report anything that they feel threatens their safety or the safety of others. Tips can be submitted using email: OK2SAY@mi.gov; the OK2SAY website: OK2SAY.com; telephone: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729); text message: 652729 (OK2SAY); or the mobile app.

In the majority of violent school incidents, people knew about the threat before it was carried out, but they failed to report it. Often, students choose to keep quiet because they fear retaliation, rejection, or stigmatization by their peers. The result is a culture of silence in which students suffer harm that could have been prevented if another had chosen to speak out. OK2SAY empowers students to break the code of silence.

In January, OK2SAY received  495 tips, which puts the total number of tips since its September 2014 launch at 11,229.  Tips are submitted across 30 categories, with most tips reporting suicide threats, bullying, assault, self-harm, and drugs.