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Divisions > Student, Family, and School Support > Student Services and Alternative Programs > Bullying Prevention
Bullying Prevention
  

The Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch staff provide leadership and technical assistance to local school systems to promote a safe environment conducive to learning and free from bullying and harassment.

In Focus
Bullying Information for Parents

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Technical Assistance Bulletin for Implementing Maryland's Model Policy to Address Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation (November 2013)

A student is bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time to intentional negative actions on the part of one or more students, and whose ability to participate in and benefit from the school’s educational programs or activities is adversely affected.  Bullying causes harm from repeated negative conduct in a relationship with an imbalance of power. 

Bullying refers to conduct that:

  • Adversely affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the school's educational programs or activities;
  • Is a result of repeated negative actions (intentional, aggressive behavior) by one or more other students over time; and
  • Occurs in a relationship in which there is an imbalance of power.

A student is harassed when he or she perceives or actually experiences discomfort with identity issues in regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or other identifying characteristics, and whose ability to participate in and benefit from the school's educational programs or activities is adversely affected.  Harassment causes harm from discriminatory conduct that is pervasive or severe.


Contact Information
Dr. Michael L. Ford, Behavior Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0031
Fax:  410-333-8148
Email:  miford@msde.state.md.us
 Safe School Reporting Act of 2005
Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005
Annotated Code 7-424 Reporting Incidents of Harassment and Intimidation Against Students
Bullet Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2014
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2013
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2012
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2011
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2010
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2009
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2008
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2007
Maryland General Assembly Report submitted March 31, 2006
 Report on Bullying and Harassment in Maryland Public Schools
MSDE Report on Bullying and Harassment
 Reporting Forms
Harassment or Intimidation (Bullying) Reporting Form
(2014-2015)
Harassment or Intimidation (Bullying) Reporting Form - Spanish
(2014-2015
School Investigation Form
Directions for Students and Parents for Completing the Harassment Forms
 Power Point Presentation
Bullying Prevention
BULLYING - A Bystanders Role
 Model Bullying Policy
Model Bullying Policy
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