• The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Overview

    Even with a school's best efforts, bullying can affect the safety and well-being of the entire student population. In order to stop bullying, it needs to be addressed at every level of a student's experience. That's why the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a school-wide program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout the North Allegheny School District.

    Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Goals

    The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program 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 new bullying problems
    • Achieving better peer relations at school

    Schools across the country and around the world have experienced positive results from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. 

    Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Scope
     
    Backed by thirty-five years of research and successful, worldwide implementation, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term, system-wide program for change involving program components at four levels:
     
    School Level Components:
    Establish a Bully Prevention Coordinating Committee
    Conduct committee and staff trainings
    Administer the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire schoolwide
    Hold staff discussion group meetings
    Introduce the school rules against bullying
    Review and refine the school's supervisory system
    Hold a school kick off event to launch the program
    Involve parents
     
    Individual Level Components:
    Supervise students' activities
    Ensure that all staff intervene on the spot when bullying occurs
    Hold meetings with students involved in bullying
    Hold meetings with parents of involved students
    Develop individual intervention plans for involved students
     
    Classroom Level Components:
    Post and enforce school-wide rules against bullying
    Hold regular class meetings
    Hold meetings with students' parents
     
    Community Level Components:
    Involve community members on the Bully Prevention Coordinating Committee
    Develop partnerships with community members to support our school's program
    Help to spread anti-bullying messages and principles of best practice in the community
Last Modified on August 29, 2016