"Our school cares about the safety and well being of students, which is why we constantly reinforce the concepts of kind, safe, cooperative, and respectful behavior. We do not typically see many cases of bullying, but we believe that even one incident is too many. In order to prevent bullying behavior we are going to be introducing a program called the Olweus (pronounced ol - vay - us) Bully Prevention Program."
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 4 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. P arents 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.
Additional literature about our Bully Prevention Program is available on our web page. If you have questions about our program, please feel free to contact us for more information. Thank you for your support!