BULLYING PREVENTION HOTLINE
The Kansas State Department of Education, in partnership with Kansas Children's Service League, is proud to announce the availability of the Bullying Prevention Hotline. This free, anonymous service is available to provide counsel and resources to those who have questions or concerns about bullying situations. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at (1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-children). You can also contact the hotline via text or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provided through a Safe and Supportive Schools grant, the hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller's concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources to assist him or her. In the coming months, you will receive hotline posters that we hope you will post in your schools to ensure students and those who visit your school are aware of the hotline and know the number.
The Bullying Prevention Hotline should not be confused with the Kansas School Safety Hotline. The School Safety Hotline (1-800-332-6378) should still be used to report potential violent acts at schools. Students who feel unsafe at school could call either hotline; the professionals at the Bullying Prevention Hotline will forward any calls where they feel there is the potential for violence, or that a student may harm him or herself or others to the School Safety Hotline.
It is hoped the Bullying Prevention Hotline will serve as one more resource to assist you in creating a safe and secure environment in your schools.
An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Agency
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: KSDE General Counsel, 120 SE 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-3201.