School Safety Help Line
To provide another level of safety to our school communities, Batavia Public School District 101 has partnered with Safe2HelpIL to make a district-wide Safety Help Line available. The State of Illinois developed this school safety program in an effort to raise awareness of 21st-century threats facing schoolchildren in Illinois. In the absence of a trusted adult, Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way in which to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence, or other threats to school safety. This program is not intended to suspend, expel, or punish students. Rather, the goal is to get students to “Seek Help Before Harm.”
Help is available to you 24/7, whether you are in school or not. Safe2Help Illinois is a 24/7 program where students can use a free app, text/phone, and website (Safe2HelpIllinois.com) to share information on school safety issues in a confidential environment. Once vetted, the information provided will be shared with local district and school officials and/or the local 9-1-1- call center, depending on the nature of the information shared.
If you suspect or become aware of anyone planning or acting in any unsafe manner, please let us know. This includes, but is not limited to, the use or possession of drugs, knives, or guns and/or a threat to injure, bully, or assault others.
Anyone who has a legitimate and genuine concern may contact a building principal by phone or email or use this helpline in one of four ways:
- Scan the QR Code
- Text Safe2 (72332)
- Call 844-4-SAFEIL (844-472-3345)
- Visit www.Safe2HelpIL.com
If this is an emergency, contact 911. Also, the Safety Help Line does not replace the healthy and open communication that parents and students have with reporting concerns to teachers, principals, and other school staff or parents.
Calls and online reporting must be made in good faith and can be made without leaving a name or other identifying information. However, those making reports are encouraged to leave their contact information in the event additional information is needed. When providing information, please be as detailed as possible, including the name of the school(s) and/or person(s) involved, the type of activities alleged, and when they occurred or may occur.