Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources

All Ohio public schools work to create safe and supportive learning environments for their students and staff. As part of these efforts, state law says they must have policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying. Such behaviors can have negative and often long-term consequences for youth. This page presents a few of the many resources available to help addresses these issues.  

What is an effective anti-bullying policy?

Administrators and local board members can use these tools to ensure their district has an effective policy and related practices. 

What kind of guidance is available for district leaders?

The Anti-Bullying Guidance document helps schools identify, investigate and intervene in student-to-student bullying incidents.

How can we prevent bullying?

A Plan for School-wide Safety informs what schools should to do prevent and address further incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying including teen dating violence, cyber bullying, bullying on the school bus or human trafficking. 

What can schools do to address bullying and keep students safe?

Guidance for Student Action Planning helps schools develop Student Action Plans to safeguard all students (bullied, bully or bystander) following incidents involving bullying, teen dating violence, cyber bullying, bullying on the school bus or human trafficking.  

Required Safety and Violence Prevention Training 

Ohio law requires certain school personnel to complete in-service training on topics related to student health and safety. To assist schools in meeting these requirements, the Department of Education, in partnership with members of the Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Workgroup, offers four training modules. The training modules cover the following topics: 

  1. Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Substance Use 
  2. Depression and Suicide  
  3. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying and Dating Violence 
  4. Child Abuse and Human Trafficking 

Schools can access the training modules, which include a slide deck, script and knowledge check questions, on the Ohio School Safety Center's website.  


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