As part of a coordinated collaborative effort of all Stark County School districts, North Canton City Schools has begun using the Say
Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS). This is a reporting system
that is being implemented in all middle schools and high schools in Stark
County and will provide the opportunity for students and adults to submit
anonymous tips via a mobile app, a website, or a crisis telephone hotline that
is staffed 24/7 with a licensed counselor.
SS-ARS is sponsored by an organization called the Sandy Hook Promise,
which is a non-profit organization founded and led by several family members
who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on
December 14, 2012. Their aim is to
provide programs and practices that protect students and staff while preventing
the senseless and tragic loss of life.
North Canton Middle School students and Hoover High School students have been trained on how to use the mobile app, the website, and the 24/7 phone hotline to provide anonymous tips that will be routed to school officials in situations where school intervention is needed. Notifications from the Say Something Anonymous Reporting will be sent to local police and emergency personnel. Parents or guardians dealing with a crisis situation should call 911 or contact the appropriate Stark County service, such as the Crisis Intervention team of the Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery program.
If you wish to view the training video for students, please click here.
To go online and
learn more about SS-ARS, go to https://www.saysomething.net.
To access presentation slides for parents that provide more detailed information, click here.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student. Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
The Securly Student Safety Program and the Say Something warning system will not be monitored by school personnel during the summer months.