OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Olweus (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive approach that includes school wide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. It is designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools (K-12). The program's goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.
Students will participate in a weekly classroom meeting during their advisory period and have small group discussions about how they see things going here every day with bullying and other social issues. It is important for all students to participate in the classroom meeting to bring together our school community in a positive way and to reduce the negative.
If you have any questions about Olweus, please contact our Building Coordinator Giselle Nearbin at (315) 785-3870 or Sheryl Foan at (315) 785-3880.
Students are introduced to the school rules against bullying:
1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will try to include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and at home.
Students and staff enjoy a school kick-off event to launch the program each year.
Parents are encouraged to regularly take part in the Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee (BPCC) meetings. Any parents that are interested please contact us.
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