OK2SAY is a confidential reporting system specifically designed to help students or anyone report potential harm or criminal activity directed at school students, school employees, and schools.
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If I could give them negative stars I would
I submitted a tip about this girl I knew who was very mentally ill, self harming, and she kept claiming that she got raped on six different occasions like six different times by the same guy which wasn’t true because I was with him for two of the nights that she claimed it happened, I was with him the entire night too so it was a lie. She would lie about big things and cut herself and was very depressed. I submitted a tip and they told me to call 911 or contact a trusted adult. I don’t have a trusted adult that can contact her and I made that very clear. They refused to do anything because she didn’t flat out say “I’m gonna kill myself” or “I’m gonna shoot up the school” or something like that and a few weeks after I submitted the tip she took her own life. Just beg cause and I quote “contact a trusted adult, this is not how the program works.” I gave her full name and school so they can find her. They told me to call 911 but this wasn’t like a 911 emergency. It was gonna turn into one I know but they could’ve done something before and didn’t.
The Presentations Are A Lie
This old man was demanding I send him nudes, of course I didn’t, but i was afraid he would convince other young girls to send. I contacted ok2say and they did nothing.
In the presentations at schools, they make it sound so easy and if you let them know, they will take care of everything and it will be ok, but that is not true. I was told to block him, tell my parents, and call 911. First of all, 911 is for emergencies, like if someone is dying or being hurt. A conversation that happened 2 days ago is not an emergency. Second, I contacted ok2say because I didnt want to tell my parents. And blocking him will do nothing. When I told them I didn’t want to do these things they had a little bit of a rude tone. They then asked if I had his name, phone number, anything, and I said I knew nothing because it was on snapchat, and they responded with, you shouldn’t talk to strangers on the internet.
This was a waste of time, I got no where with this, and this man is still out there preying on young woman.
Developer Response ,
The goal of OK2SAY is to stop harmful behavior before it occurs. You were very wise to trust your gut and ask for help.
Sexual predators do exist and are a very real threat. They target both boys and girls of all ages. The OK2SAY presentations are designed to empower you to step up and speak out if someone approaches you online to gather personal information, exchange pictures, and/or meet in person. We encourage students to take screenshots and save communications and report it to the platform or service you are using. You should also block the person and file a report with the CyberTipline (https://report.cybertip.org/) the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children.
Finally, we do encourage you to contact local law enforcement. If you don’t want to call 911, you may consider using a non-emergency police phone number.
It might be uncomfortable to talk to your parents when an online stranger makes you feel unsafe, but it is important to remember that your parents and the police are there to help. By cooperating with them, you may be able to prevent an online predator from harming others.
This app is a lie and not at all how they made it appear in the school presentations. You can’t get help with the app itself, because it requires a phone number that it will text to. Not everyone has a phone. I don’t have a phone and so the several reports go right to my mom’s phone. That’s a huge problem.
Kids don’t want their parents knowing everything, especially if they’re being abused by them.
This app shows no real care for anyone’s struggles other than maybe suicide, but they don’t do a thing about bullying or harassment, which leads to depression and being suicidal.
I’ve already been depressed and suicidal for years and on top of that I’ve been abused and am being bullied on a daily basis, and have received no real help from the school, despite telling them everything and asking repeatedly for help.
The school system is corrupt and this app is a cheap attempt at pretending to care.
Developer Response ,
In addition to the mobile app option, OK2SAY tips can be submitted at ok2say.com, by email to email@example.com or by calling 855-565-2729. The OK2SAY program understands the importance of keeping a tipster’s identity confidential.
- State of Michigan - Department of Technology, Management and Budget
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © Michigan Department of Attorney General
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.