Safe Schools & Anti-Bullying Information
Bullying Prevention Policy
For the School District of Philadelphia's official policy on bullying--as well as bullying prevention recommendations, please click here.
Reporting School Incidents
Students who have been bullied or witnessed bullying should immediately report such incidents to the school principal or manager of non-instructional school services. Students can also report incidents using the Bullying & Safety Concern Form.
Finally, if you would like to report any serious incidents (i.e., assaults, gangs, harassment, crimes, etc.) that occurred in school or while traveling to and from school please call our anonymous 24-hour hotline:
- Bully Hotline: 215-400-SAFE / 215-400-7233
- Teacher Assault Hotline: 215-400-STOP
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. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To learn more about the Office of the Save Schools Advocate please visit: www.phillyossa.com