Safe2Tell tips down 7% after kids go home amid COVID pandemic

The decrease in tip volume came after schools shifted to online learning in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Safe2Tell’s 2019-2020 annual report.

DENVER — Safe2Tell said they received a total of 20,822 tips from Aug. 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020 — a 7% decrease in tips from the previous school year.  

At the top of the list, tips involving suicide (3,821), drugs (1,468) and bullying (1,286) remained as the highest threats reported to Safe2Tell. 

Safe2Tell is a violence intervention and prevention program for youth and community members to report threats to their own and others’ safety anonymously. 

“Coloradans have felt the deep impacts of the pandemic as we navigate these unprecedented times together,” said Safe2Tell Program Director Essi Ellis.

Actional tips total 91.8% for the year, which Safe2tell said excludes test tips, duplicate reports, pranks and hang-ups. The program received 2.1% false tips, which is a reduction

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