Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation (BHI)

The Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation (BHI) reporting form is made available to students, parents, guardians, and staff to repeat incidents.  A hard copy of the form can be found at the link below.  Individuals should complete the form and turn it in at the student's school.

BHI Forms to Print and Fill Out:

Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (English)
Bullying Reporting Form MSDE 6-1-2022_ES (Spanish)

An electronic form can be found in Focus

Bullying Resources

The following are links to information related to BHI:
Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation in Maryland Public Schools: March 31, 2017 Report
BCPS Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Resources
Cyberbullying Research Center
Stop Bullying

Parent Resources
National Parent Teacher Association
Committee for Children
National School Safety Center
PBS Parents

Community Conferencing
A Community Conference is a meeting of people affected by behavior that has caused serious harm.  The goal of the conference is to understand what happened and to create an agreement that will repair the harm and guide future interactions among the participants as needed.  Community conferencing is an effective tool to address incidents which could otherwise result in school suspensions or traditional juvenile justice measures.

Character Education

Character Education is to be incorporated in each school's School Progress Plan.  Bullying and harassment prevention can be addressed through character education efforts.

For more information, visit the Character Education site.

Character Education Resource Books

  • What Do You Stand For: A Guide to Building Character by Barbara Lewis
  • Role Models: Examples of Character and Leadership by Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D.
  • Smart and Good High Schools (for all school levels) by Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. and Matthew Davidson, Ph.D.
  • Discipline that Restores by Ron and Roxanne Claassen
  • Character Matters by Thomas Lickona
  • First Class Character Education Activities Program: Ready to Use Lessons and Activities, Grade 7-12 by Michael D. Koehler and Karen E. Royer