Every child deserves to feel safe at school. The principal and faculty learn and use the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
About the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most-researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. With over 35 years of research and successful implementation all over the world, OBPP is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.
The program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop.
OBPP is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. Goals of the program include:
- reducing existing bullying problems among students
- preventing the development of new bullying problems
- achieving better peer relations at school
- Fifty percent or more reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. Peer and teacher ratings of bullying problems have yielded similar results.
- Significant reductions in student reports of general anti-social behavior such as school bullying, vandalism, school violence, fighting, theft, and truancy.
- Significant improvements in the classroom social climate as reflected in students’ reports of improved order and discipline, more positive social relationships, and more positive attitudes toward schoolwork and school.
Statistics show how successful implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program can reduce school bullying. Outcomes have included:
Greater support for students who are bullied, and stronger, more effective interventions for students who bully.