Winner of California School Board Golden Bell Award - PSSTWorld

Winner of California School Board Association Golden Bell Award for School Safety - PSSTWorld

PSSTWorld was recently honored as the recipient of the prestigeous Golden Bell Award for school safety specifically addressing several dangerous and life threatening incidents in LaQuinta, CA.  Through its anonymous reporting tool outstanding results were acheived which may otherwise not have been the case, resulting in student safety, confidence and culture change.


PSSTWorld is a secure and confidential area where students can share information about anything that concerns them at school. The “Report It” link on the front page provides students with a quick, safe and anonymous way for students to report bullying, cyber-bullying, abuse, weapons/drugs/sex crimes, suicidal thoughts, vandalism, discrimination of any kind, threats of school attack and any other safety concerns. Students only need to provide their name and contact details if they would like someone to call them directly.


Promoting Safe Schools Together World is an anonymous reporting tool used in all Desert Sands Unified School District schools (LaQuinta, CA USA) to report bullying and other incidents detrimental to a safe school climate.

Desert Sands Unified School District has had tremendous success with it in terms of investigating cases related to bullying, teen suicide and a myriad of other issues reported to them 


PSSTWorld can be up & running within weeks in most school districts. Please contact Safer Schools Together if you have any questions or would like clarification of this exciting new tool to help secure a safe and caring school environment for your school or school district.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to PSSTWorld, St. Georges School!

Welcome to PSSTWorld, St. Georges School!


Welcome our new PSSTWorld partner, St George's School in Vancouver, BC... another example of a school that really cares about their student culture and climate. A safe, enjoyable culture requires open communication and proactive leadership, especially when difficult subjects like bullying, vandalism and criminal behavior are addressed. Bullies, vandals, and criminals alike depend of non-communication for their survival. PSSTWorld allows all stakeholders (students, parents, staff) to easily let safety leaders know any relevant grass roots safety information. And in nearly all cases of any dangerous behavior, students or parents or staff know about it in advance. St. Georges now offers anonymous reporting and much more via their PSSTWolrd partnership. stands as the market leading safe school cloud initiating anonymous reporting and diverse communication in schools and school districts in Canada and USA. provides a safe location for communication between: 1) students & safety professionals, 2) students & students, and 3) safety professionals from differents schools.


Congratulations to St. George's School for emerging as a leader in proactive school safety.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Surrey North Delta Leader - Student tipsters shut down crack shack

The weather-beaten one-storey house with the faded blue siding and security cameras was located near two Surrey schools – a few blocks from Sullivan Heights Secondary and right beside Cambridge Elementary.

Some students were suspicious.

In early March, they told school authorities, who alerted the school liaison officer, who called in the drug squad.

During their very first day of surveillance, drug squad officers could see the windows and door of the ramshackle house at 14953 60 Ave. had been reinforced.

They also saw two teenagers entering the house. The 14-year-old and 16-year-old left a few minutes after they entered.

Police stopped them and found one was carrying a small bag of marijuana.

That was enough for a search warrant.

When Mounties raided the house, they caught a 19-year-old male and 18-year-old female with a supply of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy. The two suspects are facing a variety of drug-related charges.

There were also signs the occupants were manufacturing crack cocaine on the premises.

The house has since been declared uninhabitable by City of Surrey bylaw enforcement officers.

It’s now boarded up with a municipal warning notice taped to the front.

At a Wednesday media briefing at the Sullivan Heights school, RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow said police, students, school authorities and municipal enforcement staff all worked together to shut down the crack shack.

“We’re coming at the drug problem from all sorts of angles,” Morrow said.

School district spokesman Doug Strachan said a number of students reported the suspicious activity at the house to the school principal and vice-principal.

“The school is quite proud of these students,” Strachan said, adding the arrests should send a message to people who think they can set up a drug house in the vicinity of a school.

One tip was made online to the Protecting Surrey Schools Together website at using the “report-it” form that allows students to make anonymous tips about bullying, threats of violence and vandalism. Students do not have to provide their names.

“We’re seeing increasing use of the website” said Theresa Campbell, Surrey school district safe schools manager, “increased access just to visit as well increased anonymous reports on a variety of activities.”

The site was created by the Surrey School District in partnership with the Surrey RCMP.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Williams Lake Tribune - SD 27 adopts new safety initiatives


Published: February 24, 2009 8:00 AM


School District 27 trustees are embarking on two new initiatives to help make schools, and by extension, communities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, safer and more rewarding places for children and youth.

At their regular board meeting Thursday the trustees agreed to participate in the new Communities That Care project, and to spend $1,500 to set up a special website for students called PSSTWorld as a pilot project.

Superintendent Diane Wright said the PSSTWorld site was first established by the Surrey school district a year and a half ago and is working well to connect students and help to address problem issues such as bullying, drug abuse, and gangs.

The web site was established in Surrey schools by Theresa Campbell in cooperation with the RCMP. Campbell is a recognized national and international expert on school safety.

The PSSTWorld site provides reliable information on important issues that affect students and a place for students to share their experiences and connect with each other in a safe environment.

Students can submit articles to the site on topics such as sports, fashion, creativity, etc.

The site is monitored and any articles posted that involve harassment, cyberbullying and taunting are filtered and/or reported to law enforcement authorities.

One unique feature of PSSTWorld is called Report It, a secure and confidential area for students to share information about anything that concerns them at school.

Report It is a safe and anonymous way for students to report bullying, threats of violence and vandalism. Students do not provide their names unless they wish to be contacted.

The trustees agreed to take part in the Communities That Care project after listening to a presentation by the City’s social development manager Anne Burrill and probation officer Brad McCrae.

Communities That Care is a community-driven pilot project funded by the Ministry of Children and Families, that is being initiated in Williams Lake and Anahim Lake to help vulnerable youth have a support system and network of resources necessary for a healthy lifestyle. The Planning Council of Williams Lake and area is spearheading the project in coordination with the City of Williams Lake.

One of the initial phases of the Communities That Care program is to conduct a survey among Grade 6 to Grade 12 students to measure the incidence and prevalence of substance use, delinquency and related problem behaviors and the risk and protective factors that predict those problems in a community.

In endorsing the school district’s participation in Communities That Care trustee Bruce Mack said the school district is uniquely positioned to participate in the program by assisting in delivering the survey to students. He and other trustees also agreed that participating in Communities That Care could assist the school district in planning programs and dealing with issues such as gangs, drugs and crime.

Burrill explained that she grew up in Anahim Lake and Williams Lake and has been working in the social work field for 15 years.

She said Communities That Care is not a silver bullet cure, but a system for bringing communities together to address problems.

She says research shows that success in dealing with problems such as crime, gang violence, and drug abuse is highest when all sectors of a community work together to address the problems. Communities can’t simply expect social services, schools or the RCMP to be successful in addressing the problems on their own.

McCrae added: “Research shows that programs fall flat if they are not embraced by the community.”

The Communities that Care Prevention Strategies Guide lists 56 tested and effective prevention programs and policies that are shown to increase protective factors, reduce risk factors and reduce adolescent problem behaviours in well controlled studies.

“It’s a model, but it’s not a straight jacket,” Burrill said, noting that each community needs to decide on what existing programs may be worth enhancing and which new programs may be worth initiating.

As a probation officer, McCrae said he has arranged for many young people to participate in very good treatment and life-skills programs, but if supports are not there in the community for them when they return it is easy for young people to fall back into their old lifestyle.

Burrill pointed out that a risk factor could be something as simple as a child seeing their parents drink a beer at a soccer game and getting the idea that it is OK to do so even though the action may be illegal.

Burrill said Squamish has been using the Communities That Care program for 10 years and saw a decrease in risk factors in the very first year it was initiated.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Congratulations to our Hedley contest winners!

Sean Paredes and Annie Chen are the lucky winners of our Hedley contest. Sean won a pair of tickets to see Hedley live in concert on January 18 at the Croatian Cultural Centre, plus a Hedley t-shirt and autographed poster. Annie won the runner-up prize pack that included eight CD's from Universal Music.

Congratulations to both of you!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008
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