The entire BPS community works hard every day to ensure students accelerate their academic achievement, and the safety and well-being of our students is a top priority. Bullying affects a student’s ability to focus on learning and to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We are engaged in proactive, innovative, and educationally sound strategies to prevent bullying.
To help our efforts, we have established a Safe Space and Bullying Prevention Hotline: 617-592-2378 (call or text), staffed 24/7 by trained counselors.
While we strongly encourage you and your child to report instances of bullying to administrators and staff at school, we also understand that families, and students in particular, may feel more comfortable calling the hotline in some instances. While it is essential that all reported instances are treated with the utmost seriousness, we also believe that proactive measures are critical to prevention.
In addition to the hotline, the BPS leadership team has worked collaboratively with Safety Services, Cyber Safety Campaign, and Education Development Center to actively develop a variety of educational initiatives. These proactive activities include professional development for school personnel, workshops for parents, classroom and school-wide bullying prevention education, and resources for school personnel and parents.