Olweus Antibullying Program

The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VEY-us; the E sounds like a long A) is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools.  The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.
  • Beginning- and end-of-school year assemblies as well as other events throughout the year to increase awareness.
  • Weekly classroom meetings are held with the students to discuss areas of concern, questions, any incidences that have occurred and helpful techniques in dealing with bullying situations.
  • Grade level appropriate activities are done to address bullying (mini-lessons, role-plays, videos, stories, etc).
Additional parental information can be found on the Olweus Program website: http://www.olweus.org/public/bullied_child.page