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Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that invokes a real or perceived threat or action. It is a behavior that is repeated or can be repeated by one individual or many individuals. Long lasting effects of bullying may cause life long problems for both the victim and the bully.

BCSD Bullying Hotline: 843-322-2435

Bullying in schools is likely to occur on buses on the way to or from school, on the playground, in the cafeteria, in the classroom and sometimes on the internet. Any and all incidences of bullying should be reported immediately. Not all bullying is physical. Verbal bullying includes name calling, verbal threats, spreading rumors or excluding a student from activities or conversations and Social/ Cyberbullying is electronic aggression using the internet, social media, e-mails, instant messaging and text messaging.

When an incident is reported, Beaufort County School District Administrators will contact all parties associated with the bullying incident to make sure that all parties are aware of the policy against bullying and the consequences for continuing to bully. Incidents will be documented and parents in all cases will be contacted. Consequences can be as simple as a warning and as serious as a recommendation for expulsion.

How Can I Report an Incident?

To report an incident of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, fill out a SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING online form. You may choose to include your name or remain completely anonymous.

Resources for Parents and Students provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The page is also available in Spanish.

Parents and educators looking for educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, contest ideas, promotional products and more can visit

Kid's Against Bullying is designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action

Teen's Against Bullying is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

Edutopia - Five ways to stop bullying and move into action.

AAA State of Play - This guide to bullying prevention provides information on identifying bullies, how to recognize bullying, how to put a stop to bullying and preventing bullying.

Guide about Bullying and Substance Abuse - This guide about bullying and substance abuse is a resource for students. 

The State Department of Education has an informative webpage on bullying and cyberbully with additional links on anti-bullying for parents.