Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT SIX IS ACTING TO PUT AND END TO BULLYING BY ADOPTING THE OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is one of the most researched and best-known bullying prevention programs available in the United States. The program was developed in the 1970's by Dr. Dan Olweus in Norway. Since that time, it has been implemented in schools all over the world. Schools and communities who have implemented the program have reported a reduction in bullying behaviors of 20-70%. These schools have reported improvements with order and discipline, social relationships, and attitudes toward school and schoolwork.
Key components of the program include Anti-Bullying School Rules, an Anti- Bullying Pledge, Firm Limits for Unacceptable Behavior, Consistent Use of Nonphysical Negative Consequences When Rules Are Broken, Weekly Classroom Meetings, a Core Team of School Personnel Responsible For Implementing The Program, and Parent & Community Involvement.
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