Say Something

In four out of five school shootings, the attacker told people of their plans ahead of time.
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Our Proven Programs Create Lasting Change That Lead To Safer Schools

Sandy Hook Promise provides the Say Something program at no-cost to schools and community-based organizations (nonprofits, faith-based institutions, after school programs, and other youth-serving agencies) nationwide – to protect our kids and save lives.

In addition to the core Say Something course, Sandy Hook Promise is releasing several new Say Something offerings, including a “Prevent Suicide” training and “Being A Trusted Adult” workshop, as well as distance learning options.

Each course includes a training video plus educational resources – all provided at no cost. Programs also align with Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies for relationship skills, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and self-awareness.

From an Educator

Recognize The Signs

Learn about different types of warning signs or threats and how to spot them, especially on social media.

Act Immediately, Take it seriously

Understand strategies to take action and overcome potential barriers to being an “upstander” rather than a “bystander.”

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Learn how to intervene by telling a trusted adult or using an anonymous reporting system.

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Build a safer school culture based on awareness and support of others

Say Something is designed for grades 6-12, with “Prevent Suicide” and “Trusted Adult” courses to augment the core program for educators and parents who work to create safer communities. By knowing what signs to look for, building a culture of “looking out for one another,” and reporting possible threats of violence, entire communities will become safer and lives will be saved.

Learn about the observable warning signs that lead to gun violence

Say Something teaches the warning signs and behaviors that could lead to someone hurting themselves or others. It teaches individuals how to safely report these signals and potential threats and provides tools to help promote and reinforce the training.

Students in our Say Something program.

Flexible training options

Say Something trainings are delivered using videos or a do-it-yourself presentations. Educator guides and supporting materials are provided for each.

Knowing The Signs Saves Lives

In a comprehensive Department of Homeland Security study of school shootings, they found 93% of school shooters planned the attack in advance.

Safely and anonymously surface potential threats before they happen

"Say Something" Anonymous Reporting System (Grades 6-12)

Available to select districts and state-wide partnerships, this tool builds on the core Say Something training with an anonymous reporting system through a mobile app, telephone hotline and website. Additional training for school district personnel and local law enforcement are required elements of this program.

Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
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Prevent Youth Suicide

The Second-Leading Cause Of Death For Teens ​

“Prevent Suicide” expands on the core Say Something program to teach the warnings signs and risk factors specific to suicide. Training and resources are specifically tailored each for educators, parents, and students. Register on Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center and you’ll find “Prevent Suicide” under the Say Something program. You’ll also get access to our other trainings.

Become a Trusted Adult

Strengthen your skills to support students

“Being A Trusted Adult” is a new one-hour interactive workshop that deepens the Say Something program. It helps educators, parents, and community leaders better help students who speak up about seeing warning signs of self-harm, violence, and victimization. Sign up for our Learning Center and you’ll find “Being A Trusted Adult” under the Say Something program, along with access to our other trainings.

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"Say Something" Works


Confirmed lives saved


Interventions on violence or self-harm


Anonymous tips received through our system


Students trained in our programs nationally

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