A r c h i v e d   I n f o r m a t i o n

Protecting Students
from Harassment
and Hate Crime

A Guide for Schools


U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights

National Association of Attorneys General

Endorsed by the National School Boards Association:

"Research indicates that creating a supportive school climate is the most important step in preventing harassment. A school can have policies and procedures, but these alone will not prevent harassment. This is the kind of good preventive work the field needs to help ensure that schools provide a safe and welcome environment for all students."


January 1999


[Table of Contents] [Letter from the Secretary of Education]