If you witness bullying

While it may be easier to wait for someone else to take action, stepping up to report bullying could be an important way to prevent future harm. If someone you care about is being bullied or is bullying others, there are steps you can take to interveneTogether, we can help put an end to bullying in Stark County

Tips to stop bullying

The following recommendations can help you take steps to stop bullying in your school or community. Of course, please do not do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or puts you in danger. There are plenty of safe and confidential ways to report your concerns:

  • Approach the person who is being bullied and encourage him or her to leave the situation with you. 
  • Try to get the person who is doing the bullying to talk with you in private. Tell them that the behavior is harmful and ask them to stop. 
  • Get the support of other bystanders and act as a team to confront the bully. 
  • Defuse the situation. Ask an adult to intervene and tell the bully to think about the consequences of their behaviors. 
  • Talk to a trusted teacher, administrator or other adult about your concerns. 
  • Offer support to the bully. Talk to him or her about why they are angry or upset and encourage them to reach out for counseling. 
  • Resist joining in or laughing at the person being bullied – even if others are doing so.  
  • Walk away and encourage others to do so as well. Don’t give the bully the attention he or she is seeking. 
  • Use your cell phone to call or text for help if the situation escalates. 


Talk to a school counselor

Contact your local guidance department if you witness or suspect bullying at your school.

Alliance City School District

200 Glamorgan St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-2100

Canton City School District

Public school system in Canton, Ohio. www.ccsdistrict.org
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500

Canton Local School District

600 Faircrest St. SE
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 484-8019

Fairless Local School District

11885 Navarre Rd.
Navarre, OH 44662
Phone: (330) 767-3577

Jackson Local School District

7602 Fulton Dr.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-8000

Lake Local School District

436 King Church Ave. SW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 877-9383

Louisville City School District

407 East Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Phone: (330) 875-1666

Marlington Local School District

10320 Moulin Ave. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-7458

Massillon City School District

930 17th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-3900

Minerva Local School District

406 East St.
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-4332

North Canton City School District

525 7th St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-5600

Northwest Local School District

Northwest local school district in Canal Fulton, OH. www.northwest.sparcc.org
2309 Locust St. S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-2291

Osnaburg Local School District

310 Browning Ct.
East Canton, OH 44730
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
High School: (330) 488-0316
High School: (330) 488-0316

Perry Local School District

Public school system in Perry Township. www.perrylocal.org
4201 13th St. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 477-8121

Plain Local School District

901 44th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-3500

Sandy Valley Local School District

5362 State Rte. 183 NE
Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone: (330) 866-3339

Tuslaw Local School District

1835 Manchester Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 837-7813