The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs and 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.
The four Anti-Bullying Rules are:
1. We will not Bully others.
2. We will try to help others who are being bullied.
3. We will try to include students who feel left out.
4. If we know someone is being bullied we will tell an adult at school and at home.
Discussions about these rules will continue in the classroom through class meetings. We hope that this creates opportunities for discussion at home as well. 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.