National Assessment of School Safety Tip Lines
Tip lines allow students and others a confidential way to submit information about a potential threat. This National Institute of Justice-funded study is designed to generate a National Portrait of Tip Line Use in schools and assess whether the adoption of a tip line is associated with improvements in school safety (see also summary infographic). The project also includes a case study of the Safe Oregon school safety tip line. The School Tip Line Toolkit: A Blueprint for Implementation and Sustainability is aimed at supporting the start-up of school safety tip lines to other districts and states around the country. The School Tip Line Toolkit showcases a variety of resources designed to help school stakeholders at the national-, state-, and local- levels consider tip line preparedness, implementation, metrics, impact, and cost.
The summary of State Legislation to Explore or Establish School Safety Tip Lines describes state laws passed from 2010 through 2019 that establish school safety tip lines.