Bullying is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately. Prevention is always the best solution, but if you find that a child is in crisis, there are resources available to help. Remember, if a crime has been committed or if someone is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, here are some important next steps, resources and options to consider.
Anyone who is being bullied can reach out using one of the hotline numbers below for immediate help. Intake specialists are available 24-hours a day for confidential support.
Text 4hope to 741741
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
1 (866) 488-7386
Contact your local school counseling department if you or someone you know is being bullied at school.
Gain skills to safely take action against bullying.
Find bullying and cyberbullying facts, help and advice.
Learn how you can effectively address cyberbullying.
Tips on how parents can help prevent bullying.
Learn more about the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program for safer schools.
Bullying prevention resources utilized in Stark County parochial schools.
Ways to effectively prevent and stand up to bullying.
Advice for ways to defuse bullying and ask for help.