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System for students to report bullying, threats launches statewide

System for students to report bullying, threats launches statewide
Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 15:43:30-04

The state of Nevada has launched SafeVoice, a new, statewide reporting system where students and parents can report threats to students or schools, including incidents of bullying.

SafeVoice is the result of Senate Bill 212, passed by the Legislature in 2017 to protect student wellness, prevent violence, and save lives. SafeVoice is a reporting mechanism that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year by trained professionals at the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

These professionals have access to other law enforcement personnel and specially designated school teams. The school staff that responds to SafeVoice reports were selected to address student issues, including self-harm, violence, and risky behaviors. All reports are confidential by law. SafeVoice provides students with a way to speak up for themselves or their peers.

In the Clark County School District, students and parents previously made bullying reports through the Say No to Bullying website. Those bullying reports will now go through SafeVoice, which is available in multiple platforms: by telephone at 833-216-SAFE (7233), online at safevoicenv.org or through the downloadable app for Apple or Android phones (free in the app store).