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.

 Click here to view Comegys "Be A Buddy Music Video"

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!  Congratulations to the October 2015 Bullying Contest Winners:

Kayla Hunt, Northeast HS - to listen to Kayla's song, click here

Maria Calderon, Baldi MS


Jha'Nir Faircook, Julia Ward Howe School



The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office for Safe Schools bullying prevention webpage contains resources for parents, educators and professionals serving youth in school and out-of-school time settings.


PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center includes a toolkit for National Bullying Prevention Month.


The Bullying Business:  Bullying has always been about singling people out and excluding them for their differences. Bullying used to be about popularity, or economic status, wearing the wrong clothes, etc. However, we are now in an age of social media, where bullying doesn't stop when kids leave the classroom - bullying is more pervasive (and invasive) than ever. (thank you to our friends at the Brenham Community Center in Texas for sharing this important resource)


Stop Bullying.Gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and contains links to the kids homepage, facts, what you can do and kids videos and games.  


PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line - 1-866-716-0424

Messages can be left 24 hour a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Monday-Friday during normal business hours. The Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number that will allow individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying; and is available, to students, parents/guardians and school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.


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