The Olweus Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The program’s goals 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, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.
With the implementation of this program, we accomplish four important goals:
- Set clear limits on what is bullying behavior
- Prevent bullying in our school
- Empower bystanders on what to do when you see bullying
- Create a school culture that does not accept bullying of any kind
Anti-Bullying School Rules
- We will not bully others.
- We will help students are who are bullied.
- We will include students who are left out.
- If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
Sprigeo Bully Reporting System
Park Hill School District defines bullying on page 68 of the Parent-Student Handbook. Incidents of bullying can be reported to the Administration and Counseling through the Sprigeo reporting system. Incidents other than bullying or perceived bullying should be reported to the student's administrator, teacher or counselor.