Respect for All


Respect for All

How to Report Your Concerns to Your Child’s School

The first step in dealing with a suspected bullying incident is to reach out to your child's school. This article explains how.

Links and Resources to Get You Started

These education and health sites are a good starting point for learning how to handle a possible bullying incident.

When You're the One Being Bullied

If you're the student being bullied, there's no need to feel alone. Help is available.

Stop Cyberbullying

Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Understanding the Difference Between Bullying and Conflict

People sometimes mistake bullying for normal interpersonal conflict, but they're not the same thing at all. Learn the crucial differences here.

A Commitment to Safety and Respect

Maintaining a safe, supportive learning environment free from harassment, intimidation, bullying & discrimination. Read More >

Family and Student Resources

Encouraging conversations, providing assistance and motivating students to be allies. Read More >

Resources for Educators

Teachers, principals and other educational professionals can all help to make schools safer and more welcoming for every student .
Read More >






Student/Parent Guide in Reporting Bullying/Harassment Complaints

 1.  Report the incident to the RFA liaison(s) or to any other school employee.
 2. Parents should request the OORs number for their records and so it can be referred to regarding the outcome of the investigation.
 3.  The school must advise the parents of the alleged victim and the parents of the accused student whether or not the allegation are substantiated, consistent with state and federal laws regarding student records privacy.
4. Where appropriate, the complaining student and the accused student should be referred to the guidance counselor, school social worker, psychologist or other appropriate school staff for separate counseling.
5. Where appropriate, the principal/designee should utilize intervention methods, including sensitivity training, counseling, and/or referral to a community-based agency for counseling, support and education.
6. Students who have been found to have violated this regulation will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action pursuant to the Department of Education’s Discipline Code and Chancellor’s Regulation A-443.
7. The principal/designee must follow up to ensure that the conduct has stopped.

For Additional Assistance

The NYC Department of Education is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight

If additional assistance is needed in regards to any harassment or discriminatory behavior including related concerns for LGBTQ students, please email or call 212-374-2350.