new website for its Students Speaking Out program, which offers students safety tips and ways to report crimes and dangerous activity.
Students Speaking Out was inspired by the Campus Crime Stoppers program, which has helped to solve more than 250 crimes on local school campuses and led to the safe removal of 13 guns from middle and high schools in San Diego County.
The mission of Students Speaking Out is to empower young people to use their voices to make schools and communities safer. Students can make a difference in bringing an end to senseless violence and dangerous activities that interfere with young people achieving their dreams.
The website has tips for students, parents and the community about reporting crimes and keeping the community safe. Students Speaking Out is a program of San Diego County Crime Stoppers, a community-based nonprofit organization (501c3).
San Diego Unified School Police participates in San Diego County Crime Stoppers and has endorsed this program.
Students can report crimes or dangerous activity anonymously by phone or text to (888) 580-8477. The website is at www.studentsspeakingout.org.