The Olweus [pronounced Ol-VEY-us] Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The goals of this program are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to imporve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve school climate of classroom, and reduce related antisocial behaviors. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world.
What is bullying?
A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. It is when someone hurts or frightens another person on purpose over and over. The person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. The bully may be bigger, stronger, or more popular than the target.
1. We will NOT bully others
2. We will help students who are being bullied.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. We will tell an adult at home and at school when someone is being bullied.