Bullying Prevention

Bullying Poster with Yellow background with pencilAll students have the right to be free from bullying, harassment, or intimidation. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and inclusive learning environment. 

Bullying is symptomatic of relationship problems and best addressed holistically by students, schools, parents/caregivers, and the entire community. 

In Maryland

16.7% of high school students
38.8% of middle school students
Have been bullied on school property
13.5% of high school students
18.3% of middle school students
Have been electronically bullied
  Maryland Youth Risk Survey 2019

In the United States

33% of U.S. Elementary Students
Reported being bullied “often”
while at school.
National Association of School Psychologists(2019)

Be Kind T-Shirt Poster, Be Kind Bullying  Please join the Maryland State Department of Education in our efforts to:    Help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.  Promote schools as a place where students are valued respected, included and welcomed each and every day.

The Student Services and Strategic Planning 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.


Contact Information

Brad Engel
School Climate Initiatives Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
200 West Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Brad.Engel@Maryland.gov
410-767-0306 (office)
410-333-0880 (Fax)