School Culture and Climate
CLINTON PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL BE HOLDING IT'S 1ST OLWEUS CLASS MEETING FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 25TH
STUDENTS AND STAFF SHOULD WEAR THEIR RED SHIRTS
Your child’s school will be using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program reduces bullying in schools. It also helps to make school a safer, more positive place where students can learn. Although this program takes place at school, we need your help too. You can talk about bullying and our school’s anti-bullying rules at home with your child. We want to work with you to prevent and stop bullying from happening in our school.
If you have any questions about our school’s bullying prevention program, please contact your child’s primary classroom teacher, homeroom teacher, or student advisor. It is very important that we work with you to prevent bullying. Thank you for your interest and support.
(Source: Olweus, 2007)
What Is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) prevents
or reduces bullying in elementary, middle, and junior high
schools (with students ages five to fifteen). OBPP is not a
curriculum, but a program that deals with bullying at the
schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community levels.
Here is what happens at each level:
• Teachers and staff will be trained to use the program and
deal with bullying problems.
• A schoolwide committee will oversee the program.
• Students will complete a questionnaire to give us information
about the amount and type of bullying at our school.
• All students will follow these four anti-bullying rules:
1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will try to include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell
an adult at school and an adult at home.
• Staff will make sure that all areas of our school where
bullying is likely to occur are being watched.
• There may be schoolwide parent meetings and parent and