Bullying can be verbal, physical, or via the Internet. It can severely affect the victim's self-image, social interactions, and school performance―often leading to insecurity, lack of self-esteem, and depression in adulthood. School dropout rates and absences among victims of bullying are much higher than among other students.

    Studies have shown that children who have been identified as a bully by age eight are six times more likely to have a criminal conviction by age 24. Children who are bullies may continue to be bullies as adults, and are more prone to becoming child and spouse abusers. 



    The Richmond County School System is committed to providing safe learning environments for its students. The resources on this page provide information regarding bullying and bullying prevention for families and their communities.



    PSA:  Sir Rod Patterson speaks to students at Diamond Lakes Elementary and RC Technical Career Magnet Schools

    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet SchoolAnti-Bullying Rally on October 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM
       To view a video of the Rally held on October 24, 2014, click here.

    Academy of Richmond County faculty and staff & the Quinton Aaron Foundation created a film 66 Hours which deals with bullying in school.  The Quinton Aaron Foundation was invited to submit 66 Hours to the Sundance Film Festival and it was accepted in the under 10 minute short film category!  Congratulations to the faculty and students at ARC for an Awesome Performance and Job WELL DONE!!