Bullying and other forms of intimidation will not be tolerated in any form and are strictly prohibited by the Atlanta Board of Education Policy (JDCDAG) and Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-715.1).
All reports of bullying are taken seriously. Reports of bullying or retaliation may be made by staff, students, parents or guardians, or others, and may be oral or written. The Bullying Reporting Form is available in the main office for every school, the school counseling office, and the school nurse's office. Counselors and administrators can provide assistance to students in filling out the Bullying Reporting Form.
Access the Bullying Reporting Form
Complete the Online Bulling Reporting Form here.
Bullying Prevention Tips
If You Are Bullied
Stick with friends and other adults. Most bullying happens when adults are not around. Avoid being alone in target areas like locker rooms, restrooms, and places where the bully hangs out.
Be assertive and confident. Stand up for yourself. Use a calm, clear voice, and body language to show you are not afraid. Stand up straight and make eye contact
If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, ignore the bully. Walk away and stay away. Do not fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.
If Someone Else is Being Bullied
Do not be a bystander. When no one speaks up, bullies learn they can get away with it.
Refuse to join in. Do not take part in the bullying. Refuse to even watch
Speak out. Distract the bully by changing the subject or using Stand up for the victim. Tell the bully to stop.
Give support. Talk to the person being bullied in private. Be a friend to that person. Make an effort to include others who are normally left out or rejected.
Get an adult. Report any bullying you see to teachers or other adults.
Source: “How to Be and Advocate for Bullied Students.”, National Education Association, https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/how-be-advocate-bullied-students
Bullying Prevention Resources
Learn more about actions and strategies to prevent bullying.