Each April and October, the Children’s Department increases their awareness efforts around bullying prevention for kids, parents, and schools.
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that almost one-fifth of all students in grades 9 to 12 have been bullied on school property, and nearly 15 percent of students in these grades have experienced cyberbullying.
Bullying has serious consequences with long-term impact on mental health, substance use, violence, criminal convictions, and suicidal ideation.
Resources for Kids
Resources for Teens:
- Cyberbullying Tips for Teens
- Online Safety for Children and Teens: A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe Online
- Teens Against Bullying website (from Pacer)
- Tips for parents with younger children
- Tips for Teens
Resources for Parents
- DE bullying laws on stopbullying.gov and link
- View the Delaware Parent Information Center’s Bullying Fact Sheet.
- FREE bullying app (how to talk to your child about bullying) from SAMHSA for iphone & Android
- To report bullying, call the Delaware Attorney General’s School Crime and Bullying hot line at: (800) 220-5414.
- Delaware Dept. of Education (DOE) - School policies, code of conduct, etc.
- Parent and Teacher Guide to the Internet