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​Bullying Prevention

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

Bullying Prevention Consultation Line


The toll-free Bullying Prevention Consultation Line invites individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to manage school-based bullying. This resource was developed in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), and is available at no cost to students, parents/guardians, and school districts across Pennsylvania. The Bullying Prevention and Consultation Line is 1-866-716-0424. Messages left will be returned during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Please note: this number is not monitored 24 hours a day/seven days a week and should not be used for emergencies.

Watch the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line Video (YouTube)


Access information on Safe Schools Targeted Grants.


A School Guide to Developing an Action Plan for Students Who May Be Bullied
Waiting to develop an action plan for a student who may be bullied can place a student at risk. Learn best practices on how to implement this Tier 3 strategy.

A Multi Tiered Approach to Bullying Prevention (PDF)​
Research suggests that a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention is most effective. This resource describes how bullying prevention practices can be integrated into a school's PBIS system or other tiered systems of support.

Committee for Children
Mission statement: To foster the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development. COVID-19 Response: Find new on-demand, teacher-led lessons, videos and free resources for educators, students and families. Topics include SEL, Second Step middle school remote learning advisory guide, lessons and activities.

Common Sense Media
Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we're building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.

Cyberbullying Research Institute
The Cyberbullying Research Institute is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Their website features online cyberbullying resources for parents, educators, and youth. Their website also features online resources on topics such as: Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students.

Facing History and Ourselves
Uses lessons from history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. ​​

Making Caring Common
A project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mission: Our vision is a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.  We believe that young people with these capacities will become community members and citizens who can strengthen our democracy, mend the fractures that divide us, and create a more caring, just world.

PACER C​​enter
Mission: PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others. 

Onspire Learning Network
An online educational service provided by Educational Development Software (EDS) – a company that specializes in student support programs helping students and supporting educators. EDS is proud to serve over 1700 schools in PA, NJ, TX and MS and continues to maintain its singular focus – creating comprehensive effective learning solutions for K – 12 schools. From online reporting systems to evidence supported online professional development opportunities, EDS focuses on anti -bullying reporting and management, intervention programs and student assistance.

Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit
Resources for parents, educators and professionals serving children, youth and families.

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to "say something" BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it's easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

STOPit Solutions
STOPit Solutions is an anonymous reporting and help system that provides students state-of-the-art tools to get help for themselves and others. Over 6,000 K-12 schools nationwide use STOPit, helping thousands of students and school communities each day.

The School for Ethical Education (SEE)
Teaches strategies to put ethics in action for positive student character formation. 


Meeting the Challenge of Bullying​ Prevention in a Digital Learning Environment
Presenters from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) share ideas for establishing a safe, welcoming virtual classroom and discuss how to promote social connection with physical distance.