Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Our school cares about the safety and well being of our students. We continually endeavor to work to ensure our school is a safe place for all students to learn. One of the ways we are working to do this is by adopting the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the most widely acclaimed bullying prevention programs in existence. OBPP has continually proven to prevent or reduced bullying.
The OBPP utilizes this definition of bullying:
“Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”
The goals of the OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from occurring. The program also works to enhance relationships among all 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 the success of this program. Your student 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. ALL of our staff members have been and will continue to be 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 this program. We strongly encourage you to come to these events as much as possible.
Bullying should never be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to learn to deal with and ignore. Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.If you have any questions about the program, please contact your child’s teacher or any staff member here at Dewey.
Last Modified on December 24, 2014