U.S. Department of Education


My child is being bullied in school.  How can you help?

In general, policies for handling bullying are developed at the local and state level, as are policies on discipline and school safety and most other issues.  For information on these policies and what assistance may be available to you, please contact your child's school district or the state department of education.
Student bullying may violate anti-discrimination laws. Our Office for Civil Rights has provided guidance to school officials alerting them of their legal obligations to protect students from student-on-student harassment, including harassment based on race/national origin, sexual and gender-based harassment and disability harassment. To file a complaint of discrimination, please contact our Office for Civil Rights.           
For more information you may visit stopbullying.gov, maintained by the U.S. Government and providing a variety of information and resources on the subject of bullying.


Topic Information
  • Topic #: 28022-682
  • Date Created: 12/31/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 01/18/2017
  • Viewed: 2460

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