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Bullying Prevention Program

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
(OBPP)
is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today.

Program Materials

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has three required materials and several additional recommended resources. Find out how to order the materials for your school.

Prepare Your School and Plan to Address Bullying

The Readiness Assessment will help you gauge how prepared your school is to implement the program. The Bullying Questionnaire will tell you how extensive bullying is in your school.

Core Components

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term, system-wide program for change involving program components at four levels: School Level, Classroom Level, Individual Level, and Community Level

Sample Cost Breakdown

This sample shows what an average sized school can expect to pay for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Please note, every school is unique. These figures are for budgetary purposes and should not be considered final. Please contact your Prevention Sales Manager for a custom quote.

Olweus FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

OBPP in the News

Browse recent headlines about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Latest Research

Recent studies have shown how effective the OBPP is in reducing school violence and increasing test scores.

Authors

The authors of the OBPP are the leading researchers in bullying prevention.

History

Dr. Dan Olweus, a research professor of psychology from Norway, is often considered the "pioneer" in bullying research." He has spent several decades researching the issue of bullying to help keep children safe in schools and other settings.

Testimonial Videos

Educators across the country tell how the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has helped their schools. 

Endorsements

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is widely recognized by educators and authorities on violence prevention as the leading bullying prevention program available today.

Success Stories

Schools and institutions around the world have implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Case studies and testimonials illustrate the program's success.

Benefits for Community Institutions 

Because the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is not a curriculum, its core principles, rules, and supportive materials can be adapted for use by any program that children and youth attend on a regular basis, such as after-school programs, camps, or community youth programs.

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 junior high schools (students ages five to fifteen years old). Research has shown that OBPP is also effective in high schools, with some program adaptation. All students participate in most aspects of the program, while students identified as bullying others, or as targets of bullying, receive additional individualized interventions.

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 the program include:

  • reducing existing bullying problems among students
  • preventing the development of new bullying problems
  • achieving better peer relations at school

Outcomes of the Program

Statistics show how successful implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program can reduce school bullying. Outcomes have included:

  • 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.
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