Berkeley County Schools has adopted the Olweus (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) as the district’s tool to (1) reduce and prevent bullying behaviors among students, (2) to prevent the development of new bullying behaviors and (3) to improve peer relations at school. The program is currently being implemented in intermediate and middle schools with the goal of extending the program to all school levels.
The “Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. With over thirty-five years of research and successful implementation all over the world, Olweus is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting." (OWLEUS Bullying Prevention Program Schoolwide Guide, printed and distributed by Hazeldon, Center City, MN, copyright 2007)
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program involves every aspect of the school setting. Administrators, faculty and staff members have been trained regarding the program. Students will be introduced to the program at the beginning of the school year and will have regular lessons, classroom meetings and activities to support their understanding of the program.
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