Address any instances of bullying immediately


What are the MSDE regulations on bullying?

What is cyberbullying?

National Crime Prevention Council

Cyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims.

Stop Cyberbullying

Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime

 

Who do I contact if my child is being bullied at school or on the bus?

If your child has been physically injured, call 911.

Request to speak to the school’s principal or a building administrator. Encourage your child to describe what happened – but be prepared to speak for your child if he or she feels too intimidated to talk with the principal. Make sure you document everything in writing. Ask the school what steps will be taken to resolve the bullying.

If you need additional assistance to resolve the issue, contact:
Dominic Romano, Education Program Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0301
Fax: 410-333-8148
Email: dromano@msde.state.md.us

How do I find a therapist to help my child cope with bullying?

See our Providers and Services database.

What resources are available on bullying?

PACER Center National Center for Bullying Prevention

Stop Bullying Now

StopBullying.gov

Wrightslaw – Bullying

Your Little Professor: Resources and Academic Programs for Children with Asperger’s Syndrome

A Call to Stop Bullying

Bullying Awareness Guidebook: Students Staying Safe in School

Understanding the Bullying Trend and Discovering New Ways to Combat It

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