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Thank you for taking the time to visit the online Bullying Harassment and Discrimination Reporting page. Please read the following information before submitting a complaint.


The School District of Philadelphia strives to provide a safe and positive educational environment for all school community members, free from bullying, harassment, and discrimination in any form. Therefore, all complaints will be investigated. 

  • Investigations shall be completed within seven (7) school days from the date of the complaint. If the investigation exceeds this time and you have not heard from the school, send an email to antiharassment@philasd.org for assistance. 


  • No retaliation shall occur against any individual who submits a complaint alleging bullying, harassment or discrimination. To report retaliation, send an email to antiharassment@philasd.org 


  • To receive an email confirmation of your submission, you must provide an email address in the “Reporter Info” section of the form. The confirmation email will include the date of your submission as well as a tracking number.  


  • Board policy and the Code of Conduct prohibit knowingly submitting false information to school officials in connection with the submission of complaints and subsequent investigations.




Bullying is an intentional series of acts directed at another student or students, that is severe, persistent or pervasive.  

Bullying is characterized by the following three (3) criteria:

1. It is intentional aggressive behavior or harm doing.

2. It is carried out repeatedly over time.

3. It occurs within an interpersonal relationship where there is an imbalance of power



Harassment consists of conduct relating to an individual's sex, age, race, color, sexual orientation (known or perceived), gender identity expression (known or perceived), national origin/ethnicity, religion, disability, English language proficiency, socioeconomic status and/or political beliefs. The conduct may include offensive jokes, slurs, epithets and name-calling, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, sexual misconduct, or other conduct that may be harmful or humiliating or interfere with a person’s school or school-related performance.  Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents. 


Sexual Harassment:

Sexual Harassment is any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school’s employee; any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access. This includes any instance of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.



To treat individuals differently based on a protected classification including race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or handicap/disability.