Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Our school cares about the safety and well-being of our students. We want to make sure our school is a good place for students to learn. To do this we are going to be using a program called the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs. OBPP has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.
The goals of OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students. The program is for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.
Parents and guardians play a key role in this program. Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school. It will be very important that you take any bullying seriously and tell our school staff. Our school staff members are being trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them.
We will also be having parent meetings where you can learn more about the program. We encourage you to come to these events as much as possible.
Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with. Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.

Similarities and Differences between Rough-and-Tumble Play, Real Fighting and Bullying.
If you have any questions about the program, please call your child’s teacher or one of the School Counselors.
Resources

Have you filled a bucket today?, Carol McCloud
How full is your bucket? For Kids, Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer|
The Recess Queen, Alexis O'Neill & Laura Huliska-Beith
Mr. Peabody's Apples, Madonna
Alley Oops, Janice Levy
American Girl, Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends
American Girl, Chrissa, Mary Casanova
Just Kidding, Trudy Ludwig
My Secret Bully, Trudy Ludwig
Lucy and the Bully, Claire Alexander
Crickwing, Janell Cannon
Enemy Pie, Derek Munson
Bullies area a pain the brain, Trevor Romain
third house down hidden cove, Kevin D. Garrahan


 

Websites


www.olweus.org
 Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout a school setting.

www.TheBullyPlan.com
Anti-bullying Programs created by a mental health professional