A slightly edited version of a table of information appearing on StopBullying.gov. The website itself is an invaluable resource for parents and students who need help dealing with bullying.

Get Help Now

If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.

The Problem: A child is being bullied in school.

What You Can Do: Contact the:

(2)School counselor
(3)School principal
(4)School superintendent
(5)State Department of Education

The Problem: Someone is acting differently than normal, such as always seeming sad or anxious, struggling to complete tasks, or not being able care for themselves.

What You Can Do: Find a local counselor or other mental health services.


The Problem: Someone is feeling hopeless, helpless, thinking of suicide.

The Solution: Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Exit Disclaimer online or at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in our national network. These centers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and mental health referrals.


The Problem: There has been a crime or someone is at immediate risk of harm.

What You Can Do: Call 911.


The Problem: The school is not adequately addressing harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion.

What You Can Do: Contact:
(1)School superintendent
(2)State Department of Education
(3)U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
(4)U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division