Parkside Elementary School Bullying Prevention Information

 
The Olweus [pronounced Ol-VEY-us] Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The goals of this program 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. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Core components of the program are implemented at the school, classroom, and individual levels.

School-level components

  • Formation of a Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee
  • Distribution of an anonymous student questionnaire assessing the nature and prevalence of bullying
  • Training for committee members and staff
  • Adoption of school-wide rules against bullying
  • Development of appropriate positive and negative consequences for students' behavior
  • Holding staff discussion groups related to the program
  • Involvement of parents

Classroom-level components

  • Reinforcement of school-wide rules against bullying
  • Holding regular classroom meetings with students to increase knowledge and empathy
  • Informational meetings with parents

Individual-level components

  • Interventions with children who bully
  • Interventions with children who are bullied
  • Discussions with parents of involved students

 

Bullying is when a stronger, more powerful person hurts or frightens a smaller or weaker person deliberately (on purpose) and repeatedly (again and again).

 

 

Our Four Rules Against Bullying:

We will not bully others.

We will help students who are bullied.

We will include students who are easily left out.

We will tell an adult at home and at school if we see someone bullied.