Warsaw Community Schools is launching a new safety tipline to keep students and schools safe. It is called the Gaggle SpeakUp Safety Tipline, and it provides a simple way for students to report threats of violence, bullying, weapons brought to school, peers in crisis and other urgent situations.
The technology integrates directly with G Suite for Education from Google, which students already use on a daily basis. There is no need for students to download a mobile app or remember a phone number.
SpeakUp replies include a phone number that students can use for text messages or phone calls.
Trained Gaggle Safety Representatives evaluate SpeakUp tips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Representatives send an email regarding non-life-threatening items to designated school or district staff.
They will also call school officials in emergency situations and can even contact local law enforcement.
Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert says its an added layer of support for student safety.
“The SpeakUP connection will allow our students to immediately contact a professional for personal needs or if they see something that could cause dangerous to others. This new
service expands our social and emotional wellness programs along with providing a safe school environment,” he explains.