Bullying in Schools
The Bully Project: Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit
National Bullying Prevention Center
Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
Violence Prevention Works: Bullying
Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative
Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
Offers physicians information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses community violence, cyber bullying, child abuse, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:
4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting Hotline: (614) 216-4988
Teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more. They also offer a domestic violence support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Toll-free: (866)-862-7286 or (614) 294-7867
Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support, at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097
Helps children and teen victims of crime and trauma, including victims of domestic violence. They provide free counseling and healing in both group and individual settings. Click for a list of their support groups or call their helpline. Interpreter services are available as well. To qualify, children must be above age 4 and have experienced a traumatic event in the past 6 months. Click for a helpful list of resources for children affected by violence.
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
This interactive educational program for middle school students deals with the physical and emotional cruelty inflected by bullying and violence. Students learn to appreciate their own difference and the difference of those around them. The goal is to help students become compassionate, caring and cooperative.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Provides tips for preventing and coping with bullying, as well as an overview of bullying laws and school policies in Ohio.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338 or (614) 995-1545
This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations. Their website provides resources for school officials ranging from Safer Schools posters and school safety grants, to Ohio laws governing school safety.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-6000 or (844) 723-3764 (SaferOH tip line)
Focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse. This website shares lessons and offers solutions about homophobia, racism and hatred and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities. Kids and parents can find help for those in need, at risk of suicide, raising awareness and peer mentoring programs in schools. Professionals and parents can access ways on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers this website with information and tips on ways to support kids involved in bullying, assess bullying and learning the warning signs. Information is also available on youth with special needs who are being bullied. Utilize resources available and learn about state policies and laws. Click below for information or call the hotline for help.
200 Independence Way, S.W., Washington, DC 20201
(800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255
Click to see the Take Action against Bullying Guide, a helpful guide for parents to learn how to talk to their kids about bullying and help to prevent it.
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20847
Toll-free: (877) 726-4727 or (800) 457-4899 (TDD)