Bullying Prevention




Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia's page on Bullying Prevention. Here you can find the District's official policy on student bullying and some useful resources for preventing bullying and reporting it when it occurs.


Reporting School Incidents


Students or parents/guardians of students who have been bullied or witnessed bullying should immediately report such incidents to the school principal or adult staff. If there is no response, then the incident should be reported to the District's Bullying Hotline

A new feature that allows parents speaking languages other than English to report incidents of bullying has been added to the School District web site.  Parents and students can submit an incident report online or submit a paper record.



Office of the Safe Schools Advocate

The Office of the Safe Schools Advocate (OSSA) was created in 2000 and is now supported by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the state’s criminal and juvenile justice planning agency.

Kelley Hodge, the Safe Schools Advocate, is available to ensure that victims of school violence get help. The Office of the Safe Schools Advocate is located in the School District Educational Center (Suite #1198) and the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To learn more about the Office of the Safe Schools Advocate, please visit: www.phillyossa.com