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Olweus Bullying Prevention

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

With over thirty-five years of research and successful implementation all over the world, OBPP is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.

All students and adults participate:

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed for students in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Program Goals: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. Goals of our program include:

  • reducing existing mean and bullying behaviors among students
  • preventing mean and bullying behaviors between students
  • achieving better peer relations at school

Outcomes of the Program: 

  • Fifty percent or more reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. Peer and teacher ratings of bullying problems have yielded similar results.
  • Significant reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior such as school bullying, vandalism, school violence, fighting, theft, and truancy.
  • Significant improvements in the classroom social climate as reflected in students' reports of improved order and discipline, more positive social relationships, and more positive attitudes toward schoolwork and school.
  • Greater support for students who are bullied, and stronger, more effective interventions for students who bully.

Specific Components at CLPMS:

  • Mondays - 44 minute Class Meetings 
  • Monthly Grade-Level Team Debriefs of behaviors and progress with Class Meetings
  • Consistent Individual Approach to mean and bullying behaviors at schools
  • Behavior Tracking System - consistent method of monitoring and responding to student behaviors
  • ‚ÄčOur Pirate Promise
  • Class Meeting Ground Rules
  • Definition of Bullying

Presentations for Students and Parents:



PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.