Franklin’s Bullying Prevention Program is based on the work of Dan Olweus, noted expert on bullying prevention in schools. Class meetings are conducted bi-weekly and use resources from the Second Step Violence Prevention Program. Our school guidance counselor and Bullying Prevention Program Committee oversee the annual activities. These activities promote acceptable behavior which creates a bully-free school. The Second Step Violence Prevention Curriculum is a comprehensive program that proactively teaches critical social and emotional skills to all children. The curriculum goals are focused on reducing aggressive and destructive behavior while promoting social competence. The ability to transfer these skills to real life situations is a major goal to the program. All staff play a critical role in reinforcing and modeling these desired skills and behaviors to achieve this end.