OK2Say is a student safety initiative that offers a variety of resources for schools and districts. OK2Say was created in partnership by the Michigan Office of the Attorney General and the Michigan State Police to help empower students and others to prevent violence and make schools safe by confidentially reporting threatening behavior.
The OK2Say website, www.michigan.gov/ok2say, is dense with resources. Here are a few that district leaders may find to be helpful:
- Student resources that give guidance on how to get help for peers struggling with a number issues including bullying, depression and more. There is also an ambassador program that encourages students to be active in creating the safe school environment they all need and deserve.
- Resources for parents, schools, teachers and counselors including classroom discussion questions for different ages, a school implementation guide, and guidance for helping students who are struggling with serious issues.
- Promotional materials, including posters, brochures, stickers, decals and contact cards, that can be displayed in schools or handed out to students.
- Stock articles that can be used to spread the word about the OK2Say program to everyone from students, parents and PTAs to health providers and law enforcement.
To view all of the resources available, visit www.michigan.gov/ok2say.