The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. The program is intended for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools. The goals of the program include the following:
- Reduce existing bullying problems among students
- Prevent the development of new bullying problems
- Achieve better peer relations at school
The program defines bullying as:
“A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."
Students in grades K-8 participate in the program.
Additional information about The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program