In an effort to encourage students to raise concerns about classmates or school safety \u2014\u00a0and in recognition of students\u2019 possible reluctance to speak directly to adults \u2014 the Wilton Public School District has introduced a new service this year called Speak Up. Speak Up allows students to report concerns they have about the well-being of fellow students or school safety by texting or calling 203-514-0531 or emailing email@example.com. According to the school district\u2019s website, Speak Up emails are monitored \u201cat all times\u201d by trained Gaggle safety representatives, who evaluate student-submitted tips and send emails regarding non-life-threatening items to designated school staff. If an emergency situation arises, the representatives call school officials or law enforcement. Students are encouraged to report issues of concerns, such as: Bullying \u2014\u00a0experience or observed in-person or online. Any knowledge of a planned fight or disturbance of any kind. Someone threatening or bringing a weapon to school. If they or another student is in crisis, depressed, self-harming or thinking about suicide. To learn more, visit wiltonps.org\/i-want-to\/speak-up-cybertip-hotline.